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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 



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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Volume XXXI, No. 1 



Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 



November, 1961 



New Books Published 

By Sweet Briar Authors 

Two faculty authors have had the satis- 
faction of seeing their work in print, be- 
tween hard covers, in recent months. Each 
book h^s been produced as the result of vears 
of scholarly effort. 

In June, the University of Alabama Press 
issued Julia Tutwiler and Social Progress 
in Alabama, a biography of that state's most 
prominent woman of the nineteenth century, 
written by Sweet Briar's President Anne 
Gary Pannell and Dr. Dorothea Wyatt. 

This book was accessioned as volume 
100,001 by the Mary Helen Cochran Library, 
marking an important milestone in the 
growth of the collection which is thus well 
started towards its second hundred thousand 
volumes. 

Mrs. Pannell began her work on this first 
complete biography of Julia Tutwiler, who 
spent her adult life in educational social 
reform activities, 20 years ago when she was 
teaching at the University of Alabama. 

Prophets of Yesterday: Studies in Euro- 
pean Culture, 1890-1914 is the title of the 
latest book by Dr. Gerhard Masur, profes- 
sor of history, which was published in Sep- 
tember by Macmil- 
lan. The German 
rights have been 
sold to Fischer in 
Frankfurt, for pub- 
lication ne v t vf "2.~. 

The inspiration 
for this compre- 
hensive study came 
to Dr. Masur when 
he was 17 and a 
student at the Uni- 
versity of Berlin, 
where he later re- 
ceived his Ph.D and where he taught prior 
to 1935. 

According to the author, his book is an 
analysis of the present age and of the epoch 
which ushered it in, and it includes social, 
industrial, cultural, and political aspects of 
the times. Many years of study and research 
preceded the three years of final research 
and three years of writing which were spent 
to complete his book. 

He held grants in successive years from 
the Rockefeller and Guggenheim founda- 
tions, as well as a Fulbright grant in I960, 

(Continued on page 4, col. 3) 



BABCOCK FINE ARTS CENTER DEDICATED 





Gene Campbell Fhoio 

A solemn and also a happy occasion was witnessed by several hundred 
parents and alumnae who were present for the dedication of the Mary 
Reynolds Babcock Fine Arts Center on Saturday, October 28, which was 
also the fifteenth observance of Parents' Day at Sweet Briar. 

A dedicatory ode, "They Seek a City," States, according to the three consultants who 



written and read by Professor Lawrence 
G. Nelson, opened the program, which also 
included two of her own compositions 
sung by Lucile Barrow Turner, an alumna 
from Lynchburg; an appreciation of Mary 
Reynolds Babcock, by President Anne Gary 
Panneii; and an address by President Gordon 
Blackwell, of Florida State University. 

That evening the dramatic club, Paint 
and Patches, presented as its first production 
on the new stage the premier performance 
of October Festival, a play written and 
directed by Professor Wallace Dace, who 
also played one of the principal roles. 

Although this day marked the formal 
opening of the Babcock Fine Arts Center, 
the building has been fully in use since the 
opening of college. The convocation mark- 
ing the beginning of the 56th academic 
session, on September 21, was the first major 
event to take place in the auditorium, follow- 
ed on October 18 by the Founders' Day exer- 
cises, when Miss Fanny Fletcher spoke. 

This, the largest building on campus, has 
been realized after many years of plannning 
its facilities and working to raise the neces- 
sary funds for its construction. It contains 
what has been described as one of the best- 
equipped college theatres in the United 



are largely responsible for this section of the 
building. Edward C. Cole designed the stage 
facilities, Stanley R. McCandless planned the 
lighting layout and the switchboard instal- 
lation, and Harold Burris-Meyer was respon- 
sible for the excellent acoustics and the 
sound equipment installation. 

The central auditorium, with seating for 
670 persons, serves as a theatre, as a hall for 
concerts and lectures, and as a classroom for 
Classical Civilization and art history. 

A spacious wing at the left is given over to 
the music department, and it includes the 
music library with its books, scores, records, 
and tapes; teaching studios for five faculty 
members; two listening rooms; a classroom; 
and 9 sound-insulated practice rooms for 
music students. 

Of similar size is the right wing, which 
houses the art department, with painting, 
sculpture, and design studios; three faculty 
offices; a slide-lecture room with special light- 
ing to enable students to take notes; an 
ample art library; and storage space for 
slides, prints, photographs, and other teach- 
ing aids. 

Extending to the left and right of the 
stage are two smaller wings. One contains 

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November, 1961 



Six Students Enrolled 

in TV Biology Course 

Biology before breakfast' has become the 
motto of six freshmen who are enrolled 
in the CBS television course, The New 
Biology, which is the first in the Col- 
lege of the Air series. Conducted by 
Dr. Ray Koppelman, assistant professor 
of bio-chemistry at the University of Chicago, 
this credit course is presented under the 
auspices of the Learning Resources Institute. 

Shortly before 6 o'clock, five mornings a 
week, the viewers gather in a biology class- 
room to hear and see the half-hour program, 
which will continue for 16 weeks in each 
semester. Guest lecturers will supplment 
Dr. Koppleman's instruction from time to 
time. Among the texts recommended by Dr. 
Koppleman is the one which has been used 
at Sweet Briar since 1958, titled Life: 
An Introduction to Biology. 

The six freshmen were named from among 
those who studied biology in their senior year 
in high school. They attend the regular first- 
year biology laboratory sessions and will 
receive three hours' credit per semester, upon 
successful completion of the course. 

Student pioneers enrolled in the class are: 
Bettina Batterson, Bloomfield, Conn., Ellen 
Crockett, Colorado Springs; Alice Virginia 
Dodd, Louisville; Judith Howe, Belmont, 
Mass.; Douglas Noell, Richmond; and Bea 
Totten, South Hamilton, Mass. At 6:30, 
when class is over, some of them study until 
time for breakfast; others, it seems, go back 
to bed. 

Two faculty members, Miss Elizabeth 
Sprague and Miss Jane Belcher, are audit- 
ing the course and they are conducting 
discussion sessions to coordinate the tele- 
vision course with the regular freshman 
biology instruction. Sweet Briar is one 
of approximately 200 colleges and univers- 
ities offering the television course for credit. 





Among the new faculty members are: (front) Miss Dorothy Dennis, visiting professor of French; Miss 
Eleanor All nut, instructor in English; Miss Louise Cobb, Sweet Briar '61, assistant in biology; Miss Suzanne 
Lussier, instructor in physical education; Assistant Dean Frances Suter. (back) Mrs. Antoinette Nelson, 
instructor in Latin; Chester Markle, assistant professor of chemistry; Charles M. Hummel, associate 
professor of economics; Lenti C. DeVol, associate professor of physics; Robert Wallace, assistant pro- 
fessor of English; Zafar Ul Islam, visiting professor of South Asian Studies. 



Learning Resources Institute 

Dr. Ray Koppleman, 1961 winner of the Quantrell 
award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 
is instructor for The New Biology, CBS television 
course, in which 6 Sweet Briar students are enrolled. 



Four Seniors Teaching 

French in Grade School 

"Sur le pont d'Avignon" is being sung 
and danced with enthusiasm by fourth grad- 
ers in one of the public schools in Lynch- 
burg, under the tutelage of a Sweet Briar 
senior who serves as their French teacher. 

She and three of her classmates are the 
first to begin regular assignments of two 
half-hour sessions per week as teachers of 
conversational French is the fourth and fifth 
grades of this school. 

After a few weeks, their enjoyment of 
their teaching experience is matched by their 
realization of what they themselves are learn- 
ing, although they confess that teaching 
taxes their ingenuity as well as their energy. 

Two of the apprentice instructors, Ha 
Lane and Colette Carozza, spent last year 
with the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France 
group. The others, Mabel Garrity and 
Parry Elice, are both majoring in French. 

They were chosen, from among those who 
applied, by the faculty members in the 
French department, who certified their pro- 
ficiency in the language and who are aiding 
them in their preparations. They also have 
weekly conferences with William Trausneck, 
assistant professor of education, who made 
arrangements for this cooperative program 
between the college and the Lynchburg 
school authorities. 



SEPTEMBER STATISTICS 

217 new students entered, including 203 
freshmen and 1 1 transfers. 

43% of the freshmen came from public 
schools, 57% from independent schools. 

The freshmen came from 31 states, District 
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guatemala. 
Virginia, 31, New York 17, North Caro- 
lina 14, Texas 12, New Jersey 11. 

33% from North East; 10% Middle and 
North West; 45% South East, 10% South 
West; 1% Far West; 1% foreign. 

11% awarded scholarships; average award, 
$1,221; range, $400 to $1,800. 

31 alumnae daughters. 

591 total enrollment, a new high. 



Babcock Center Dedicated 

(Continued from page 1, col. 3) 

several faculty offices, the creative writers' 
workshop, and a Green Room, with ground 
floor storage space for props, lighting equip- 
ment and costumes. The other wing consists 
of scenery workshop and storage room. 

Features of the stage, which is dominated 
by a plaster dome cyclorama, include a light 
bridge which can be lowered to the floor 
for adjustment of a variety of lighting in- 
struments; a gridiron which is 40 feet from 
the floor, allowing reasonable space for flying 
small scenery units; the stage manager's 
panel and portable desk for backstage control 
of the production. 

The lighting and sound consoles, and two 
motion picture projectors, are located in the 
control room at the rear of the auditorium. 



MAINTENANCE GRANT 
On Founders' Day, President Pan- 
nell announced a grant of $50,000 
from the Babcock Foundation "for up- 
keep and maintenance endowment." 
This latest most welcome and useful 
gift for the Center will help materially 
to take care of some of the increased 
maintenance costs, now that it is in 
constant use. 



Art, music, and drama students and 
teachers are cooperating to present a major 
production, For the Time Being: A Christ- 
was Oratorio, by W. H. Auden, on Nov. 
29. A musical score composed by Pro- 
fessor Carl Bricken, chairman of the music 
department, will have its premier hearing, 
featuring the combined choral groups of 
Sweet Briar and Davidson College. 

Mary Reynolds Babcock, for whom the 
fine arts center is named, was the mother of 
two Sweet Briar alumnae. A $375,000 gift 
from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Founda- 
tion, which was established after her death 
in 1953, provided almost half of the funds 
needed for this building. Other donors, 
over a period of a quarter of a century, have 
included hundreds of alumnae, parents, fac- 
ulty, staff, and board members, and many 
friends of the college. 



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Three Art Exhibits 

Shown in Babcock 

Three special art exhibits, widely varied 
in content, were on view in Babcock during 
October, in conjunction with opening cere- 
monies and dedication of the Fine Arts 
center. 

Paintings, prints, and drawings selected 
from the college's own collection enhanced 
the lobby. They included works by Marin, 
Burchfield, Hurd, Prendergast, (Slackens, 
Leger, and Feininger, as well as one by 
Loren Oliver, instructor in art at Sweet 
Briar, which was purchased by students last 
spring and presented on Founders' Day. 

The first showing of a traveling exhibit 
of 34 prints, in color and black-and-white, 
by Eskimo artists from Cape Dorset, Baffin 
Island, elicited a great deal of enthusiastic 
comment when it was displayed in the 
main corridor of the art wing. 

This unusual exhibition is being shown 
in colleges and art centers throughout this 
country under the auspices of the American 
Federation of Arts. 

Twenty-four contemporary Japanese prints, 
loaned by the Japan Society and circulated 
by the University Center in Virginia, were 
hung in the ground-floor corridor. 

Report Wins Award 

A first place award as the best among 
annual reports entered in Division II, for 
colleges and universities with less than 3000 
enrollment, was won by Sweet Briar's 10- 
year report, State of the College, in the na- 
tional competition sponsored by the Ameri- 
can College Public Relations Association. 
The award was announced last July. 

State of the College, designed and pro- 
duced by the Barton-Gillet Co., Baltimore 
last spring won two awards in the Baltimore 
Art Directors show, where it was cited as 
"best in typographical excellence" and "best 
in overall design and execution in its class." 

STUDENT HONORS 

Mary K. Benedict Scholarship: Trances Early, '62. 

Mai/son Alumnae Scholarship: Adele Vogel, '62. 

Emilie Watts McVea Scholars: (ranking member 
in each class) Susan Rusmisel, '62; Virginia 
Joachim, '63; Catherine Lynn, '64. 

Junior Honors: Virginia Joachim, Laurinda King, 
Anne Leavell, Lark Schultz, Letitia Skinner, 
Sue Wakeman, Barbara Yocom, Sallie Yon. 

Dean's List: first semester. Seniors: Elizabeth 
Pearson, Ann Percy, Ann Ritchey, Susan Rus- 
misel, Letitia Sanders, Louisa Turner, Adele 
Vogel. 

Juniors: Carol Crowley*, Ella Hughes, Vir- 
ginia Joachim, Laurinda King, Irmelin Klose, 
Anne Leavell*, Rachel McHugh*, Mary Louise 
Morton, Letitia Skinner, DeEtta Smith*, Sue 
Wakeman*, Barbara Yocom, Sallie Yon. 

*Junior year abroad. 
Sophomores: Ashton Barfield, Susan Bron- 
son, Mary FitzHugh, Grace Garry, Caroline Kel- 
ler, Catherine Lynn, Jaquelin Nicholson, Joann 
Soderquist. 

Tau Phi, Seniors: Juliette Anthony, Kay Dienst, 
Nina Harrison, Susan McCoy, Ann Powell, 
Adele Shinberger, Mary Sturr, Reyhan Tansal; 
Juniors: Julia Hunt, Virginia Joachim, Betsy 
Parker, Irene Pschorr, Letitia Skinner, Dearing 
Ward. 



Recent Gifts to College 

Announced r>£ President 

Two important gifts to the college were 
announced by President Pannell at the open- 
ing convocation. An anonymous donor has 
given $191,600, the largest single gift to 
date for the Science building fund, which 
now totals $463,957. 

A recent gift from the Hon. Edward T. 
Wailes, U. S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 
and Mrs. Wailes will begin the endowment 
of a professorship in International Affairs. 
At the request of the college, the chair will 
be named for Mr. Wailes, who is a member 
of the Board of Overseers. Mrs. Wailes is 
a Sweet Briar graduate. 

Additionual gifts to the Memorial Chapel 
Fund have brought that total to $206,000. 
Every effort is being made to bring the sum 
to $375,000 which must be attained in order 
to gain the conditional grant of $25,000 
offered by the Kresge Foundation before 
June, 1962. 

Another recent gift is a grant of $3,500 
from the Smith Kline & French Foundation, 
Philadelphia, for the purchase of new equip- 
ment by the biology department. 

President Named to Board 

President Pannell has been appointed to 
the 10-member Ford International Fellow- 
ship Board, to select foreign students to re- 
ceive grants for graduate study in this coun- 
try. They are scholars who have demon- 
strated conspicuous ability and leadership in 
professional and technical fields. 

This year, 45 men and women will come 
under the new program conducted by the 
Institute of International Education with 
a grant of $250,000 from the Ford Motor 
Company Fund. 



Four Faculty Members 

Receive PhiD. Degrees 

Doctor's degrees in art, music, philosophy, 
and Romance languages have been won in 
recent months by four Sweet Briar faculty 
members. 

Miss Ruth Firm, associate professor of 
art, completed her Ph.D. degree at Columbia 
University, where she submitted a disserta- 
tion on The Drawings and W ater colors of 
Turner. She joined the faculty a year ago, 
having previously taught at Mount Holyoke, 
Smith, and Wilson College. 

Francois Villon: His Legend and His 
Heirs in the Nineteenth Century was the title 
of the dissertation written by Robert L. 
Coon, who won his Ph.D. at Princeton. He 
taught at Princeton and at Vassar before 
coming to Sweet Briar as assistant professor 
of French last year. 

A Ph.D. in music was granted to assistant 
professor John R. Shannon by the University 
of North Carolina, in August. His thesis 
is an edition and critical study of The Mylau 
Organ Book of 1750, a collection of pre- 
Bach organ music. The original edition is 
in Mylau, Saxony, in East Germany, and 
Mr. Shannon worked from photostats over a 
period of six years. He has taught at Sweet 
Briar since 1958. 

C. Lawson Crowe, associate professor of 
philosophy, received his Ph.D. degree from 
Columbia University at the end of the sum- 
mer, upon completion of his dissertation, A 
New Estimate of the Significance of Witt- 
genstein's Tract at us for the Analysis of 
Theological Discourse. A member of the 
Sweet Briar faculty since 1956, Mr. Crowe 
held a Danforth Teacher Study Grant at 
Columbia last year. 

Forty-four of the 68 members of the 
Sweet Briar faculty now hold doctorates. 




Gene Campbell Photo 

Sweet Briar's spacious new Boole Shop building was ready to serve the community when college opened 

in September. A coffee party Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, marked the formal opening, which was 

attended by many alumnae who were on campus tor meetings of the Alumnae Council. 



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November, 1961 



Cornerstone Ceremony 

Mark9 Dormitory Progress 

Tributes from the alumnae, students, and 
staff brought past and present together at the 
cornerstone ceremony for the Meta Glass 
Dormitory and Dining Hall at noon on 
Thursday, October 26, when the community 
gathered to greet the guest of honor, Presi- 
dent-emeritus Meta Glass. 

Undaunted although somewhat hampered 
by blustery winds, the principals made this a 
happy occasion for Miss Glass. The brief 
ceremony began with a special prayer offered 
by Prof. Marion B. Rollins, and continued 
with a delightful tribute by Mrs. Ralph 
Peters, president of the Alumnae Association. 

"As alumnae," Mrs. Peters concluded, 
"we have become more and more aware of 
the qualities and achievements which make 
you great. We appreciate your ability as an 
organizer, administrator, leader, your reputa- 
tion in the academic world . . . While you 
were president, Sweet Briar as a college came 
of age . . . the alumnae, one and all, salute 
you for your belief in Sweet Briar, your 
wisdom, courage, energy, and your keen 
sense of humor and joie de vivre. There 
were less than 2000 alumnae when you came 
to Sweet Briar. Now there are over 7000 
of us who are delighted that this new build- 
ing will bear the name of Sweet Briar's dis- 
tinguished president-emeritus, Meta Glass." 

Dean of Students Dorothy Jester described 
the special features of the building, which 
is to house 150 students. The spacious din- 
ing hall, to seat 350, will open onto a ter- 
race, and beyond it to meadows and hills. 

Laughter greeted the lively verses, appro- 
priately named "Sounds of Development," 
which were written and read by Judith 
Hartwell, a senior house president. 

Another senior, Tish Sanders, read a let- 
ter from today's students, addressed to the 
students of 2061, which described a variety 
of items from among those put into the 
copper box before it was imbedded in the 
cornerstone. Among them were a plate with 
the Sweet Briar rose, from the Refectory; a 



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Cunard Steam-Ship Co., Ltd. 

Some of the 88 students from 51 American colleges who sailed from New York on the Mauretania 

for a year's study under the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France program, now is in its 14th year under 

the college's administration. After six weeks' intensive language drill in Tours, the students go to 

Paris to enroll in various schools of the University of Paris. 



page from a house book; several coins mint- 
ed this year; a sprig of boxwood and a 
Sweet Briar Queen rose; a gym tunic; and 
from Miss Glass, a copy of her book, Ths 
Fusion of Stylistic Elements in Vergil's 
Georgics, and a lorgnette. Student, alumnae, 
and college publications of the past year 
were also put into the box. 

Using the silver mason's trowel which 
has seen service on many similar occasions 
at Sweet Briar, President Pannell applied the 
first bit of mortar to the cornerstone. She 
was followed by Miss Glass, those who par- 
ticipated in the program, members of the 
dormitory planning committee, and two of 
Miss Glass's nieces, Miss Margaret Banister 
and Mrs. Edward Mayfield. Ann Ritchey 
was the last to wield the trowel. As presi- 
dent of the Student Government Association, 
she conducted the program, which ended 
with the singing of Miss Glass's favorite, 
Gdiideamus Igitur. 



Two Books Published 

(Continued from page 1, col. 1) 

when he worked and lectured at the Free 
University in Berlin. 

In his final paragraph, Dr. Masur says: 
"To many, the age that preceded the first 
World War is remote and clouded. For some 
it was a fool's paradise maintained by prej- 
udice and self-indulgence. For others it was 
an Eden of Security . . . The transformation 
of European culture which took place be- 
tween 1890 and 1914 makes it apparent 
that historical devlopments do not lose their 
significance once we realize that mankind 
does not move upward, but onward." 

Shortly after coming to Sweet Briar in 
1947, Dr. Masur published Simon Bolivar, 
which is held in high regard as the best 
biography of the South American liberator. 



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Lynchburg News Photo 

America's poet-laureate, Robert Frost, drew a record crowd which filled Babcock Auditorium to over- 
flowing when he made his first appearance at Sweet Briar early in December. It was a wonderful, 
memorable evening for all who came, many from a distance, to hear him 'say' some of his poems and 
to give his witty, perceptive comments on many matters. Pictured with him is senior Bettye Thomas, 
one of the students lucky enough to exchange a few words with this genial gentleman. 



Dr. John Knox to Lead 

±?ua iu'ii»iou.s tonierence 

Sweet Briar's Annual Religious Confer- 
ence, sponsored by the YWCA, will take 
place Feb. 13-15, under the leadership of 
Dr. John Knox, Baldwin Professor of Sacred 
Literature at Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, since 1943. All students are 
invited to attend sessions and take part in 
discussions. 

Under the heading of "The Church and 
the Meaning of Christ," chosen as this year's 
conference theme, Dr. Knox will give a 
series of three talks followed by discussions. 
He will also give a chapel talk to open the 
conference Tuesday noon, he will conduct 
informal discussion sessions Wednesday and 
Thursday mornings, he will be available for 
personal conferences with students during 
the afternoons, and he will eat with students 
in the Refectory during his stay. 

Dr. Knox is recognized as one of the fore- 
most American scholars of the New Testa- 



ment, and he is a distinguished teacher as 
well as being the author of numerous books 
and articles in his field of study. He was as- 
sociate editor of The Interpreter's Bible 
from 1947 to 1957. 

During the past 15 years. Dr. Knox has 
delivered special series of lectures at many 
universities and theological seminaries, 
among them Harvard, Emory, Southern 
Methodist, Duke, Yale, Texas Christian, and 
Hartford. 

A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, 
he received his B.D. degree at Emory Uni- 
versity and Ph.D at the University of Chi- 
cago. Ordained as a Methodist minister, he 
ministered to several parishes in the Balti- 
more Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church for 10 years. He subsequently taught 
at Emory, Hartford Seminary, and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago before he joined the fac- 
ulty at Union. During 1952-53, he was visit- 
ing lecturer at Cambridge University, Eng- 
land. Dr. Knox was confirmed in the Epis- 
copal Church three years ago. 



Chapel Building Fund 

Approaching Completion 

Sweet Briar's long dreamed-of chapel is 
almost in sight, but it's still a big //.' 

In order to qualify by June, 1962, id the 
$25,000 conditional grant offered by the 
Kresge Foundation to complete the fund for 
the Memorial Chapel, intensive efforts are 
being made to bring the total to $375,000 
in the next few months. It has now reached 
$268,000, and all prospective donors are 
invited to send their gifts or pledges to 
complete the fund. 

An anonymous donor spurred hopes for 
success by giving $25,000 for the chapel, 
and a friend in Cincinnati added $10,000 
to this fund. Other recent large gifts in- 
cluded $2,050 from the mother of a gradu- 
ate, as a memorial to her daughter; $1,000 
from the Coleman Foundation in Chicago; 
$1,000 from the father of an alumna; and 
approximately $10,000 from several alum- 
nae. 

Among the end-of-year gifts, which added 
up to more than $162,000, the largest single 
gift was a $50,000 grant from the James 
Foundation in New York, the second grant 
of this amount which the foundation has 
given to the Science Building fund since 
1955. 

This fund has also been increased by a 
$3,500 grant from the Esso Education 
Foundation, which has given Sweet Briar a 
total of $27,000 in eight separate grants 
since its gift program was begun in 1955. 
Friends of the college in Lynchburg and 
Amherst County contributed $5,050, and 
Dr. Connie M. Guion added a gift of 
$2,500. The Science Building fund has now 
reached $562,000 in cash and pledges. 

Scholarship and faculty salary funds have 
been aided by a gift of $25,000 from an 
anonymous donor; $6,565 added to the 
Mary and Lee Ashcraft Scholarships; a sec- 
ond gift of $5,000 for the Edward T. Wailes 
Professorship in International Affairs. These 
and miscellaneous smaller gifts added 
$44,400 to the college's endowment at the 
year's end. 

Through the Virginia Foundation for In- 
dependent Colleges, Sweet Briar is one of a 
dozen beneficiaries of the A. A. Houser 
Trust, which has been established by Dr. 
Aubrey A. Houser, president of the Wm. P. 

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SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 



February, 1962 



Wesleyan Professor to Head 
1962-63 Program in France 

Dr. Morton W. Briggs, professor of 
Romance languages at Wesleyan University, 
Middletown, Conn., has been appointed Pro- 
fessor-in-charge of the 1962-63 Junior Year 
in France, according to President Anne Gary 
Pannell. Sweet Briar has administered this 
program since 1948, and Prof R. John Mat- 
thew is its director. 

Currently serving as chairman of the Ro- 
mance languages department at Wesleyan, 
Dr. Briggs was in charge of organizing the 
university's two-year program for the Master 
of Arts in Teaching. 
He has been execu- 
tive secretary of the 
university since 
1951. 

As an undergrad- 
uate at Cornell Uni- 
versity, Dr. Briggs 
spent his junior year 
in France as a mem- 
ber of the University 
of Delaware Foreign 
Study Group, prede- 
cessor of the current Sweet Briar program. 
Following his graduation, he taught Eng- 
lish in Tours, France, for a year. His new 
appointment will take him back to France 
next summer. 

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he holds 
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, 
where he served as a teaching fellow and 
tutor for three years while completing his 
doctorate. He began teaching at Wesleyan 
in 1943. 

Dr. Briggs has been business manager of 
the French Review since 1949, and since that 
date he has also been a member of the Na- 
tional Executive Council of the American 
Association of Teachers of French. 

Almost 1200 young men and women from 
154 American colleges and universities have 
been enrolled in the Sweet Briar Junior Year 
in France since 1948. The program, which 
covers an academic year, includes six weeks 
of intensive language drill in Tours and the 
remainder of the year at the University of 
Paris. 





Dr. Connie Gulon, who was the founder of Sweet 

Briar's Book Shop, toured the new building with 

the manager, Miss McMahon, on her visit to 

campus in November. 



Last June's Graduates 
Report on Jobs, Study 

Slightly more than one-sixth of the 90 
graduates who received Sweet Briar's bache- 
lor of arts degree last June are rapidly learn- 
ing about education from the other side of 
the teacher's desk, as they put it. Further- 
more, most admit that they find teaching 
much more interesting and demanding than 
they thought it would be. 

Teaching and graduate study are the two 
occupations most frequently reported in a 
recent survey conducted by Assistant Dean 
Frances Suter, who is also Director of Voca- 
tional Guidance at Sweet Briar. 

Other occupations listed in the 64 replies 
cover such a wide variety of jobs, ranging 
from advertising to technical librarian, that 
they emphasize the 'practical' value of a lib- 
eral arts education, as a springboard into the 
world of work. 

Of the 17 who are teaching, two are work- 
ing with retarded children, a specialized 
branch in which they became interested while 
in college through their volunteer service and 
practice teaching at the Lynchburg Training 
School & Hospital. 

Three who spent their junior year in 
France or Switzerland are using their lan- 
guage training, two as high school teachers 
of French and one as an instructor in the 
University of Virginia language laboratory. 

Two 1961 graduates, Mrs. Henry Gouyer, 
Jr. and Miss Louise Cobb, are on the staff 
at Sweet Briar, as assistants in physics and 
biology, respectively. 

Eleven are pursuing graduate study, one 
in Paris with the Middlebury College Grad- 
uate Program and one at the University of 
Strasbourg, France. Nine of their class- 
mates are enrolled in graduate schools at 
New York University, Syracuse, Emory, Uni- 
versity of Maryland, Boston University, and 
the University of Virginia. Several indicat- 
ed that they expected to enroll for graduate 
study at the start of the second semester. 

Evidence that those who major in 
physics are in great demand is indicated 
by the salaries reported by three who 
found positions with government agencies, 
starting at $6345 per year. Two are math 
majors working with the National Aeronau- 
tics and Space Administration at Langley 
Field, where one is also taking graduate 
courses for a master's degree, and a physics 
major is in the National Bureau of Stand- 
ards, where she held a summer job while- 
she was in college. 

Among those who are working in New 
York, one who majored in mathematics is 
an IBM systems service trainee, a biology 
major has happily found her niche in lab- 
oratory research at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, and a chemistry major is a 
technical librarian at the Central Research 
Laboratories of the Interchemical Corp. 

Retailing has attracted three, in Newark, 
Houston, and New York; four are employed 
as secretaries and three are attending secre- 
tarial school, one is an airline stewardess, six 



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Prof. Hapala Wins Grant 
To Attend Indian Institute 

A Fulbright grant for study in India next 
summer has ben awarded to Dr. Milan E. 
Hapala, professor of economics and govern- 
ment at Sweet Briar. Dr. Hapala is cur- 
rently on leave from 

nhis teaching duties, 
J as the holder of one 
of three Faculty In- 
ternships in Asian 
Studies at the Uni- 
' versity of Michigan. 
The F u 1 b r ig h t 
grant will take him 
to Osmania Univer- 
sity, in Hyderabad, 
India, to participate 
in the Summer In- 
stitute in Indian Civilization. His grant is 
one of more than 600 Fulbright awards for 
lecturing or research abroad during the aca- 
demic year 1962-63. 

Last year, Dr. Hapala was one of six Sweet 
Briar professors enrolled in the faculty semi- 
nar in Asian Studies, led by Dr. Leslie Har- 
ris, director of the program. The seminar 
had an equal number from Lynchburg Col- 
lege and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Beloit 
College, Dr. Hapala hold a master's degree 
from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. 
from Duke University. He has taught at 
Sweet Briar since 1947. For a number of 
years, he has also taught special courses in 
banking and economics for the Lynchburg 
Chapter, American Institute of Banking. 

TEN SENIORS IN WHO'S WHO 

Ten Sweet Briar seniors have been named 
for the current edition of Who's Who 
Among Students in American Universities 
and Colleges. They were selected by the 
Dean and her assistants, by last year's group, 
and by a vote taken in the senior class. 

Those named are: Fran Early, Orange, Va., as- 
signment editor of the News and member of 
YWCA Cabinet; Judy Hartwell, Tenafly, N. J., 
senior house president; Nancy Hudler, Lawrence- 
ville, N. J., editor of the News; Gloria Mederer, 
Valdosta, Ga., past president of YWCA; Anne 
Parker. Wellesley, Mass., vice-president of Stu- 
dent Government; Ann Ritchey, Cincinnati, presi- 
dent of Student Government; Susie Rusmisel, 
Sands Point, N. Y., editor of the Brambler and 
president of Tau Phi; Tish Sanders, Newnan, Ga., 
past chairman of Campus Chest; Mary Sturgeon, 
Pittsburgh, senior class president; and Adele 
Vogel, Richmond, chairman of Judicial Board. 

are working in banks, investment firms, or 
insurance companies; one is a map indexer 
with the National Geographic Society; three 
are editorial assistants; one is a purchasing 
clerk in the San Francisco office of a steam- 
ship company; one is a laboratory assistant 
in a hospital where her husband is complet- 
ing his medical training; and one is work- 
ing for a decorator while taking courses in 
the New York School of Interior Design. 

Twenty-two of those who replied are mar- 
ried, and most of them are also teaching or 
working at other jobs, or are studying. 



February, 1962 



SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 



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SWEET BRIAR REPRESENTED AT FOREIGN STUDENT DAY Board Names Proihro 




Reyban Tansal, Sweet Briar's first Turkish 
student, was one of four girls in the small 
group of foreign students from all parts of 
the country who had the honor of being 
invited to Washington for three days in 
December. All are 
in this country under 
State Department 
grants. Reyban, who 
came to Sweet Briar 
last year, has taken 
an active part in 
many student affairs. 
She is majoring in 
mathematics and will 
receive her degree 
this June. In Washington, Reyban had an 
interview at the Voice of America, which 
was taped for broadcast to Turkey. The fol- 
lowing is her account of the visit to Wash- 
ington, reprinted from the Sweet Briar 
News. 

The annual Foreign Student Day spon- 
sored by the Foreign Student Service Coun- 
cil, was held in Washington on December 5. 
Fourteen foreign students who are studying 
in various parts of the country were invited 
to the nation's capital to meet President Ken- 
nedy and to take part in a program ar- 
ranged by the Department of State. Some 
of these students had come all the way from 
California, Minnesota and Louisiana. They 
were joined by six other students from the 
Washington area. Being a participant in 
this program, I was one of the fortunate 
foreign students who went to the White 
House on Tuesday morning to spend a few 
minutes with the President. 

President Kennedy greeted us in a small 
conference room and showed individual con- 
cern for every student. He congratulated 
a student from Tanganyika for the forth- 
coming independence, and told another boy 
hew much he was looking forward to visit- 
ing Colombia in the near future. He refer- 
red to the group as representatives of all the 
foreign students in the States who had com- 
plimented this country by choosing to study 
here. He also expressed his belief in the 
importance of furthering peace and interna- 
tional understanding by having more foreign 
students observe the best of American life. 
He said that many Americans were ask- 
ing him in which ways they could serve 
their country and the best opportunity, ac- 
cording to President Kennedy, would be to 
take students in their homes and show them 
their way of life. I think the whole group 
was rather surprised when he concluded his 
address by saying that we were the future 
prime ministers of our countries and would 
prove our potentials in different fields. 

I am sure every student leaving the White 
House that morning was especially impressed 
by the sincere, simple and natural attitude 
of the President. All of us felt that he 
shared our feeling because he himself had 
been a foreign student once. It was quite 



impossible not to be inspired by his person- 
ality and ideas. 

The rest of the program, which ended Dec. 
7, included touring the State Department, 
meeting under-secretary George McGehee, 
and attending a reception given by Supreme 
Court Justice Douglas and his wife. Mr. 
McGehee gave an outline of U. S. foreign 
policy in the new African countries and 
answered a few questions on the situation in 
the Congo. We also visited the Library of 
Congress and the National Gallery. The stu- 
dents stayed with families in Washington. 

All of the students going back to their 
universities at the end of the Foreign Student 
Day, have taken back a great impression 
that will constitute an integral part of their 
U. S. experience. 

Gifts Aid Chapel Fund 

(Continued from page 1, col. 3) 

Poythress & Co., Richmond pharmaceutical 
manufacturers. 

From time to time, Dr. Houser will con- 
vey to the Trust capital stock of the Poythress 
company, of which he is a majority stock- 
holder. Income in the form of dividends on 
shares held by the Trust will be paid to the 
VFIC and divided among the 12 benefiting 
colleges annually on the basis of a distri- 
bution formula agreed upon by the par- 
ticipating institutions. These funds will be 
used for current instructional programs. 

The Houser Trust plan is the first such 
far-reaching program to aid Virginia's inde- 
pendent liberal arts colleges. 



As Development Chairman 

Charles N. Prothro, of Wichita Falls, 
Tex., has been named chairman of the 
Development Committee of the Board of 
Overseers, to succeed Dr. Connie M. Guion. 
Mr. Prothro's appointment was announced 
following the November meeting of the 
Board, which accepted with regret the resig- 
nation of Dr. Guion, 
who had served as 
its inspiring, tireless 
chairman since 1954. 
Although he is a 
comparative new- 
comer to the Board, 
to which he was 
elected in I960, Mr. 
Prothro had previ- 
ously been a member 
of the Sweet Briar 
Parents Advisory 
Board for several years. His wife, the for- 
mer Elizabeth Perkins, attended Sweet Briar, 
and their daughter, Kathryn, was graduated 
in 1961. 

Mr. Prothro is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Texas, and is a member of its de- 
velopment board. He is also a trustee of 
Southwestern University at Georgetown, 
Texas, and he is a member of the executive 
committee of Southern Methodist University. 
A partner or president of several oil and 
drilling companies in Wichita Falls, Mr. 
Prothro is a director of the City National 
Bank there and he is vice-president of the 
Board of Trustees of the Wichita Falls In- 
dependent School District. 





Progress on the Meta Glass dormitory and dining hall has been visible almost from day to day 
since last spring, and now the building is enclosed against the weather. The French doors at the 
right open from the dining room, planned to seat 350. Above it is a sun-declc which should ac- 
commodate all prospective sun-worshipers. The bui!ding, to open next September, will house 150 students. 



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SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 



February, 1962 



'Conquest of The Land' 

Is New Biology Course 

The gradual evolution of plant and ani- 
mal life in its migration from the primor- 
dial seas to its ultimate successful adaptation 
to the land is the broad content of a new 
course in biology, called Conquest of the 
Land, which is now being offered at Sweet 
Briar. 

Taught by Dr. Jane Belcher, whose special 
field is zoology, and Dr. Elizabeth Sprague, 
who has specialized in botany, the course is 
described in the college catalog as the 
"origin and evolution of adaptation to ter- 
restrial life among the great land phyla . . . 
on the basis of evidence from paleontology, 
morphology, and physiology." 

It is a continuation of the elementary 
course in biology as it has been taught 
at Sweet Briar by these two professors and 
by Dr. Miriam Bennett since 1958. In a 
sense, it replaces former courses in com- 
parative vertebrate anatomy and plant mor- 
phology. 

Instead of presenting biological material 
in the time-worn pattern of classifications, 
with inevitable emphasis on partitions which 
by some standards are artificial, the ap- 
proach in this course is to illustrate how 
natural selection can produce a variety of 
solutions to basic problems in evolution. 

This approach is of particular value in 
demonstrating life as a process rather than a 
series of static stages. It shows interde- 
pendences among the varied organisms in 
one environment and the versatility display- 
ed by species as they become adapted to what 
is, essentially, a hostile world. 

The long and interesting history of seed 
plants, insects, and mammals, their origin in 
the sea and the vicissitudes which they en- 
countered before ultimate success on land, 
has claimed the attention of today's leading 
biologists and biochemists in their prob- 
ings into the delicate relationship between 
plant annd animal life and its earthly home. 
Out of discoveries in this area of biology 




Gene Campbell Photo 

Most of the cast was on stage for the space-shot finale of "On A Trial Basis," 1962 version of the 
quadrennial Faculty Show, which put Sweet Briar into orbit and scored a hilarious hit with the students. 
A parody of campus life, the show was presented just before exams. Proceeds will go to the Science 
Building, as the contribution of the Faculty Club. 



grow hypotheses concerning the origin of 
life, and the possibility of life on other 
planets. 

Students enrolled in this biology course 
are looking for answers to such questions as: 
What did these biological forms start with 
when they left the sea? What were the ob- 
stacles and the gradual steps in achieving 
successful adaptation to land life? 

In the laboratory, they are examining ma- 
rine algae; ferns and mosses; trilobites and 
larval insects; fish and their forerunners. 
With appropriate examples of transitional 
evolutionary stages, they proceed to such 
forms as the flowering plant, the insect, and 
the mammal, all of which are among evolu- 
tion's current outstanding examples of suc- 
cessful adaptation to land life. 

PBK SPEAKER CHOSEN 

This year's Phi Beta Kappa address, fol- 
lowing the initiation of new members Mar. 
2, will be given by Dr. Margaret Mead, 
widely-known anthropologist, teacher, and 
author. Dr. Mead previously spoke at Sweet 
Briar in 1944. 



NEWSLETTER ISSUE 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine 
sweet briar, virginia 



Senior Wins Chemistry Award 

Named as the outstanding chemistry ma- 
jor, Macon Winfree, a senior from Rich- 
mond, is Sweet Briar's 1962 recipient of 
the annual James Lewis Howe Award. This 
honor is conferred by the Blue Ridge Sec- 
tion of the American Chemical Society to 
one student from each college in the area. 

When she was a freshman, Macon won 
the Freshman Chemistry Achievement 
Award, as the outstanding student in the 
sophomore-level course to which she was 
admitted on entrance to college. 

As a sophomore, she served on the Orien- 
tation Committee, and she was on the Dean's 
List both semesters. She spent her junior 
year at the University of St. Andrews, Scot- 
land, as one of two Sweet Briar students 
chosen anoually for this distinction. 

Macon's special interest is physical organic 
chemistry. After graduation, she plans to 
work for a year or two before resuming her 
studies. Macon is one of 94 alumnae daugh- 
ters now at Sweet Briar. Her mother is the 
former Betty Cocke, '36. 



Second-Class Postage Paid at 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, Va 



Mary Helen Cochran Library 
Sweet Briar, Va. 



Published by Sweet Briar College 
November, February 1 & 15, April, May, July 



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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



In this issue: 

THE NEW FINE 
ARTS CENTER 



APRIL 1962 




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1 CAN YOU MANAGE? 

by Mary Ely Lyman 

Former Dean of Sweet Briar College 

2 THE NEW FINE ARTS CENTER 

8 TO DO THAT TO STARS 
by Robert A. Wallace 
Assistant Professor of English 



12 ALUMNAE DAUGHTERS 
by Betty Thomas, '62 



QUALITY AND QUANTITY 



16 YOUR CHILD PREPARES FOR COLLEGE 

by Eugene S. Wilson 

Dean of Admission, Amherst College 

19 IN MEMORIAM 

20 ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
22 CLASS NOTES 



THE COVER 

Tish Skinner, '63, adjusts the slide carrier of a 2000 watt effect 
machine on the lighting bridge of the new auditorium. The instrument 
is a slide projector with a special wide-angle lens, and is used to 
project scenic images on the plaster cyclorama at the rear of the stage. 



PHOTOGRAPHS BY GENE CAMPBELL 



Elizabeth Bond Wood '34 Editors Carol Cox MacKinnon, '45 



Issued six times yearly: November. February 1st and 15th. April, May, July, 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November 30, 1931, at 
the Postoffice at Sweet Briar, Virginia. Member of the American Alumni Council. 



Briar Patches 



Alumnae who remember the 
hockey games between the Varsity 
and the colorful Campus Characters 
would have enjoyed the senior- facul- 
ty basketball games this year. Pro- 
ceeds from these and the Faculty 
Show have added over a thousand 
dollars to the Science Building Fund. 



The position of Assistant to the 
Manager of the Boxwood Inn will be 
open as of September. In addition 
to living at the Inn and serving as 
a hostess, the person holding the 
position needs practical knowledge 
of foods, how to buy and plan meals. 
If interested, please write Miss Lois 
Ballenger, Manager, at Sweet Briar. 



Congratulations to Dearing Lewis, 
class of '34, who has been appointed 
a Fulbright lecturer in American 
literature in India for 1962-63. Dr. 
Lewis, professor of English at Rock- 
ford College, Rockford, Illinois, will 
lecture for the first term at the Uni- 
versity of Utkal, in Orissa. 



Another honor has come to Eliza- 
beth Johnston, '59, as she has just 
been awarded the AAUW's Elizabeth 
Avery Colton Fellowship, and will 
continue her graduate studies in 
Paris and London next year. The 
year following her graduation, Eliza- 
beth began her graduate studies 
under a Fulbright grant at the 
Shakespeare Institute in Stratford- 
on-Avon, England. The past year 
she has held a Woodrow Wilson 
Fellowship and continued her studies 
at Radcliffe College in Cambridge. 

VOLUME 31, NO. 4 




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?? /^<AN YOU MANAGE?" is a question often heard in Great Britain. If a bus 
\_J is crowded and one has to stand, or if there are too many packages to be carried 
conveniently, someone is sure to ask solicitously, "Can you manage?" 

"Can you manage?" might well have been asked of the Sweet Briar College 
community over all the years in which the multi-purpose Manson Hall has served 
as the College Chapel. The response to the question could only have been a heart- 
felt "yes," for Sweet Briar College has managed nobly. No matter what happened 
in Manson Hall the night before, Sunday morning found the hall appropriately ready 
for worship; and reverence entered into it with the worshiping community. And the 
Sunday and week day services evoked from the participants the response, "Truly 
this is none other than the House of God." 

But now the time has come for Sweet Briar College to have a more appropriate 
setting for its worship services. From its inception to the present day this college 
has held its Christian heritage center in its life. Spiritual values have been stressed in 
all its plans and doings. Such a history, such a heritage merit a worshipful setting, one 
more in keeping with the purpose served by the College Chapel services. A beauti- 
ful Chapel will not only preserve a great heritage but will lend itself to create a temper 
of life consonant with spiritual values. Sweet Briar deserves this much needed ad- 
dition to its campus. 

by Mary Ely Lyman 




Ground was broken in No- 
vember 1959 and the "side 
walk engineer^" daily visit- 
ed the site of the excavation. 



With Pride 



WE WATCHED 
IT GROW 



Concrete foundations were poured in steel panels. 

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The outline of the building rapidly took shape and the progress of the construction was 
watched by the entire community of faculty staff and students in the spring ot 19oU. 



Alumnae Magazine 




The roof went on and the auditorium was under cover by November 1960. Work then 
began on the music and art wings. "'It's going to be so big!" was heard over and over. 



THE NEW FINE ARTS CENTER 



The Mary Reynolds Babcock Fine Arts Center was completed in time for the opening of the 1961-62 session of Sweet Briar College. 







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IT'S BEAUTIFUL 
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Two students study a painting hanging in 
the spacious lobby of Bahcock Auditorium. 



Man Belle Scott practices on the new Steinway concert grand piano, pride of the Music Department, on the stage of the Babcock auditorium. 






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Who among us ever dreamed ihat Sweet Briar 
would have a huilding so large that a map of 
the floor plan is needed for visitors to find their way if 
they want to "see it all." This is true and such a 
map does exist of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Fine 
Arts Center which was completed just as the college 
began its 50th academic session late last September. 

No photographs can adequately picture the beaut) 
and spaciousness of the building just as no words 
can express the impact that the use of these modern 
and well-equipped facilities has made on the entire 
program of the college. 

But Martha von Briesen. 31. Director of Public 
Relations, hai written an excellent description of the 
building. We quote in some length from her release 
about the building, hoping that these details will give 
a feeling of size, complexity and careful planning 
that has made this center such a wonderful addition 
to the campus. 

"This T-shaped Georgian brick structure, with 
white limestone trim, was planned primarily to fill 
instructional needs for art. music, drama, and writing, 
and as such it is already full) in use. 

"It contains what has been described as one of the 
best-equipped college theatres in the I nited States, 
according to the three consultants who are largel) 
responsible for this section of the building. Edward 
C. Cole designed the stage facilities. Stanley R. 
McCandless planned the lighting layout and the 
switchboard installation, and Harold Burris-Meyer 
was responsible for the excellent acoustics and the 
sound equipment installation. 

"The central auditorium, with seating for 670 per- 
sons, serves as a theatre, as a hall for concerts and 
lectures, and as a classroom for courses in Classical 
Civilization and art history. It is also used for Col- 
lege Convocations, for the Founders" Day Exercises 
and Commencement will be held here in June. 

"A spacious wing at the left is given over to the 
music department, and it includes the music library 
with its books, scores, records, and tapes, teaching 
studios for five faculty members: two listening rooms: 
a classroom : and 9 sound-insulated practice rooms 
for music students. 

"Of similar size is the right wing, which houses the 
art department, with painting, sculpture, and design 
studios: three faculty offices; a lecture room with 
special lighting to enable students to take notes while 
slides are shown: an ample art library: and storage 
space for slides, prints, photographs, and other teach- 
ins; aids. 




Marcia Armstrong, '>2 plufi'- 
a Fresnel into an electrical 
outlet on t lie lighting bridge. 




The painting studio gets just 
the right light. The outside 
of this is also pictured in 
the photograph on page three. 



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IXTENDING to the left and 
right of the stage are two 
smaller wings. One contains several 
faculty offices, the creative writers' 
workshop, a Green Room, ground 
floor storage space for props, light- 
ing equipment, and costumes. The 
other wing consists of scenery work- 
shop and storage room. 

"The stage is dominated by a 
plaster dome eyclorama, measuring 
40 x 50 feet. According to Wallace 
Dace, director of the theatre at Sweet 
Briar, it enables the scenic artist to 
plan small cutout settings without 
ceiling pieces which can be placed 
in front and silhouetted by the eyclo- 
rama lighting at rear. These set- 
tings are light enough to be handled 
on wagons by all-girl stage crews 
and vet provide considerable scope 
for imaginative painting and design. 

''The proscenium opening (30x18 
feet I is framed bv adjustable tor- 
mentors and a light bridge which 
can be lowered to the floor for ad- 
justment and replacement of lighting 
instruments such as Fresnels. lekos, 
strips, and large effect machines, of 
which the theatre has four. 



"The gridiron is 40 feet from the 
floor, allowing reasonable space for 
flying small scenery units although 
current practice is to handle every- 
thing laterally on wagor.s. The 
10 x 14-foot wagons are made of 
1 nistrut. Two wagons bolted to- 
gether constitute a full-stage wagon 
and the stage is large enough to ac- 
commodate comfortably two full- 
stage wagons at the same time. When 
one is not in use, it can be rolled 
into the large scene shop at stage 
left. 

"In the control room, situated at 
the rear of the auditorium, are 
housed the lighting console, the 
sound console, and two motion pic- 
ture projectors. The lighting console 
is a two-scene preset Century-Izenour 
board with 18 2500-watt dimmers 
and 18 5000- watt dimmers. These 
consist of two thyratron tubes wired 
back-to-front which act as a phase- 
shifting network. The interplug panel 
allows 156 stage outlets to be plug- 
ged into the dimmers in whatever 
way is appropriate for each particu- 
lar production. 

"The sound system consists of two 



input channels with provision for the 
addition of two more, three output 
networks with individual amplifiers 
for each speaker and provision for 
five more, an Ampex 601 tape re- 
corder and a Pickering turn-table 
with a Gray tone arm for recording 
music on tape. The sound cues are 
played on marked tape through one 
of the input channels. 



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production is centered in the 
stage manager's panel and the stage 
manager's portable desk. The former 
contains the house light controls and 
worklight switches, while the latter 
provides a desk for the prompt script 
and a central telephone network 
with 14 stations. The telephones are 
sound-powered units. The house- 
lights are dimmed by means of 
motor-driven autotransformers in the 
tube room under the lobby. 

"The theatre is regarded primarily 
as a teaching area where it is hoped 
voung women can learn modern stage 
techniques in an up-to-date plant." 

Dedication of the building took 
place on October 28. 



Alumnae Macazine 



Mary Reynolds Babcock, for whom the Fine Arts 

Center is named, was the mother of 

two Siveet Briar alumnae. A $375,000 

gift from the Mary Reynolds Babcock 

Foundation, which was established after her 

death in 1953, provided a substantial part 

of the funds needed for this building. 

Other donors, over a period of a 

quarter of a century, have included hundreds 

of alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, and 

board members, and many friends 

of the college. 




Chris Strous. '63, and Mary Hannah. '62. lower 
a pipe from the Hy gallery of the new theatre. 



Students are pictured here as they work in one end of the spacious art library. A comparable one for music is in the opposite wing. 




April 1962 



Inaugurating the 1961-62 Lecture-Concert Series at Sweet Briar 

was American's best-loved poet, Robert Frost. The auditorium 

literally over flowed with students who sat in the aisles 

and on the side stages, and who gave the poet a long and loud ovation 

at the conclusion of his program. Mr. Frost read several poems 

from his new book "In the Clearing," which was 

published as he celebrated his eighty-eighth birthday. 



TO DO THAT TO STARS 



by Robert Wallace 



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NE thing Robert Frost said when he was reading 
at Sweet Briar has stuck to me like the burrs 
he said bits of poetry should be. He was describing a 
quality essential in poetry; certainly it is the secret of 
his own poems. His word for it was wryness. That little 
twist a poem has in always saying ( or seeming to say I 
something we hadn't quite expected (though we may 
have read or heard the poem a hundred times before). 
That pulling or holding things awry to see how they go 
that way, and finding they make a new sense we had 
not exactly thought of. That saying more than the words 
say. Wryness. Not any wryness that is in the dictionary 
(I looked), but one that can be felt and defined only 
in the poems. 

That wryness was in everything he said. The contem- 
porary poet's beatitude: "Blessed are the anthologies!" 
About a sonnet of his: "I never admitted I wrote 'em 
for a long time." He told how he'd thought one time. 
"Good teaching is just selling books." Without naming 
him, he played with John Ciardi's analysis of "Stopping 
by Woods on a Snowy Evening": "He says it's a death 
poem. And that's all right." A snort. "Somebody said 
all poetry is death poetry. That means the poet who 
wrote it ought to be shot." Or, when he was asked at 



lunch the next day whether he thought the years had 
made T. S. Elliot's poems easier to understand, he 
laughed and said he wouldn't know. 

And that wryness is in all the poems. It plays through 
one of his new little couplets which he has "said 
around a good deal": 

Forgive, Lord, my little jokes on Thee, 
And Fll forgive Thy great big one on me. 

It strikes us in "Departmental." which is about special- 
ization in ants ( or men I . or in the wonderful poem 
about the ghostly visit of a strange dog, or in "The 
Witch of Coos," which Mr. Frost read with delightful 
bits of New England twang. Randall Jarrell called this 
narrative "the best thing of its kind since Chaucer," 
and it is. I had not realized how chillingly funny it is 
until I heard Mr. Frost read it — nor how much of its 
quality comes from its almost unspoken, wry insistence 
that there may be more truth in the lively bones "up 
attic" than we would like to admit. I was sorry Mr. 
Frost left off the narrator's final lines, which insist bv 
their air of everyday documentation that we oughtn't 
to discount anything too fast: 



Alumnae Magazine 



Robert Frost: 

America s 

Ageless Poet 




She hasn't found the finger-bone she wanted 
Among the buttons poured out in her lap. 
I verified the name next morning: Toffite. 
The rural letter box said Toffile Lajway. 

Musing on this poem, Mr. Frost quoted himself I in 
"From Plane to Plane") quoting Horatio: "So I have 
heard and do in part believe it."" There's the wryness 
— not saying what part he believes, teasing his reader 
or listener into discovering almost more than he says 
outright. 

One of his seldom quoted poems speaks to this trying 
for the secret of things and then ducking away before 
anything is definite. It is called ""The Strong are Saying 
Nothing." 

The soil note gets a rumpling soft and damp, 
hid small regard to the future of any weed. ■ . 
The final flat of the hoe's approval stamp 
Is reserved for the bed of a few selected seed. 

There is seldom more than a man to a harrowed piece. 
Men work- alone, their lots plowed far apart. 
One stringing a chain of seed in an open crease, 



And another stumbling after a halting cart. 

To the fresh and black of the squares of early mold 
The leafless bloom of a plum is fresh and white: 
Though there's more than a doubt if the weather is 

not too cold 
For the bees to come and serve its beauty aright. 

Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave, 
But carries no cry of what is hoped to be. 
There may be little or much beyond the grave. 
But the strong are saying nothing until they see. 

Saying nothing, but the\ are guessing, looking. As 
he savs in another of his enviable couplets: 

We dance round in a ring and suppose. 
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. 

This wryness of guessing and making the reader guess 
is so familiar to us in his poems that we almost forget 
to see it. How easily, in "Mending Wall." does he per- 
suade us of what he has called "the spirit in the material. " 
the spirilh animation of the old earth and her things, 
the "Something there is that doesn't love a wall." Notice. 



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now, those lines everyone who has ever read or heard 
them can repeat — a burr: 

/ could say 'Elves' to him, 

But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather 

He said it for himself. 

The poem goes on: 

/ see him there 

Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top 

In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed. 

He moves in darkness as it seems to me. 

Not of ivoods only and the shade trees. 

He will not go behind his father s saying . . . 

We admire Mr. Frost's refusal to turn the world into 
doctrine: the poems fascinate us by insisting on looking 
and then not saying — wryly. 

He said last spring, in a talk at Town Hall in New 
York: "And did I tell you that I know an old farme; 
that always would say once in so often : 'There's always 
something more to everything.' Just like that — 'always 
something more to everything.' And then often I've said, 
basing it on that, that that means superstition of a kind, 
you know, and you can't do nothin' with nobody that 
ain't a little bit superstitious. This is what we mean- 
that's the ineffable again. There's a lot of it, you see. 
something beyond, beyond, beyond — beyond the 
rational." 

Before he read his audience a last poem — it was 
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" — he said: 
"Let's see — there's one that's got a spot in it, that they 
al! wonder about that way." He read the poem, and 
finished up: "Now I'm not going to tell you the spot 
in that where it goes off into nowhere, you know. Off 
the edge into nowhere." 

He'd owe Mr. Ciardi an apology, except that in a 
poem "it's not elves exactly," it's never what you say 
it is exactly — though there is no mistaking its presence 
al! the same. 



ONCE YOU BEGIN to see this wryness you find it 
as method everywhere in his poems. In "After 
Apple-Picking." In the conclusion of one of his finest 
recent poems, "Directive." Remarkably in the last line 
of "Design" which loosens just when the horrible white 
loveliness is becoming unbearable . . . and which pos- 
sibly asks an even more horrible question. 

/ found a dimpled spider, fat and white, 
On a while heal-all, holding up a moth 
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth — 
Assorted characters of death and blight 
Mixed ready to begin the morning right. 



Like the ingredients of a witches' broth — 
A snow-drop spider, a flower like a froth. 
And dead ivings carried like a paper kite. 

What had that flower to do tvith being white. 

The wayside blue and innocent heal-all? 

What brought the kindred spider to that height. 

Then steered the white moth thither in the night? 

What but design of darkness to appall? — 

// design govern in a thing so small. 

Or in "The Road Not Taken" — which must be either 
a very much finer poem than most people suppose or a 
very much worse one. It is almost too familiar to quote, 
and too familiarly mis-read not to quote again. 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear: 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same. 

And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh. I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way. 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh 

Somewhere ages and ages hence: 

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — 

/ took the one less traveled by. 

And that has made all the difference. 



The poem is manifestly about the irrevocability of 
choice, and about the importance of choosing individual- 
ly: but to take it as merely a praise and an assertion 
of non-conformity — the speaker has chosen the difficult 
road, "the or.e less traveled by," and has been rewarded 
for his courageous difference — is to simplify the context 
and tempt a seeming contradiction. The obvious aim of 
lines 6-12 is to muddle the clarity of the choice. The 
chosen road is not necessarily more difficult than the 
other — "just as fair" — though it appears at first, but 
even then a little dubiously ("perhaps"), to have "the 
better claim," being "grassy and wanting wear." Lines 
9-10 begin to obligate the apparent difference: "really 
about the same"; and lines 11-12 blur any meaningful 
choice: "equally lay / In leaves no step had trodden." 
The speaker goes on by the second road, though with no 



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implied rejection of liie value ol the lirst: "1 kept the 
fiist for another day." 

THE TROUBLE ordinarily comes with the poem's 
final assertion. The poem seems to be saying, surely, 
'"I took the less popular way and have been rewarded." 
(There is no useful possibility in its meaning the "dif- 
ference" was unfortunate. I Yet this seems to ignore the 
obvious confusion of the choice of the road. The solution 
ccmes, I think, in our awareness of Mr. Frost's wryness. 
Having made a distinction between the poet and the 
speaker, we can find the little joke Mr. Frost is playing 
on himself. Being human, the speaker takes too much 
credit for himself, lets his hindsight give his choice a 
significance that it didn't quite have. The recognition of 
this partial illusion — partial both because we can not 
finally separate the poet and the speaker, and because 
the illusion may be true — is the poem's insight. Hence 
the emphasis in the last stanza on the "telling." The 
psychological honesty explains as well, and uses, the 
slightly tasteless bravado of the repeated, overly self- 
dramatic "I": 

. . . and I — 

/ took the one less traveled by . . . 

Even the title forces us toward this reading; it is not 
"The Road Taken," for the poem wants to ask its ques- 
tions about the other road. All the rest — the confusion 
of choice, its irrevocability, and the value of trying for 
"ihe one less traveled by" — remains; only with an added 
dimension of self-awareness that makes the poem speak 
more deeply about the way we live in the world we live 
in. A telling similar instance is the little poem in Steeple 
Bush called significantly "Bravado": 

Have I not walked without an upward look 

Of caution under stars that very well 

Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? 

It ivas a risk 1 had to take — and took. 

1 WOULD NOT want to ask Mr. Frost about "The 
Road Not Taken," for the wryness comes ( as with 
Mr. Ciardi) in not saying too much. I did ask him 
whether there wasn't a good deal of Emerson's "The 
Humble-Bee" in his earliest published poem, "My Butter- 
fly" — and there is — but he dodged away politely by talk- 
ing about how random his reading had been in those 
years. I could have quoted him to himself on Emerson 
in the November issue of Poetry, but I agreed with what 
he was saying (by not saying) to me: that I must choose 
what I want to say for myself. He pretended to dispose 
of a recent book about him in the same way when, at 
Sweet Briar House after the reading, he told a group 
of students that he wasn't a "pastoral poet" because there 
weren't any shepherds in his poems. Nor sheep. 



Anodrer poem Mr. Frost read (he called it a "pretty 
compliment") is full of the irony he loves and it starts 
from the wryness, the playing with uncertainty: 
Never Again Would Birds' Song Be The Same 
He would declare and could himself believe 
That the birds there in all the garden round 
From having heard the daylong voice of Eve 
Had added to their own an oversound, 
Her tone of meaning but without the words. 
Admittedly an eloquence so soft 
Could only have had an influence on birds 
When call or laughter carried it aloft. 
Be that as may be, she was in their song. 
Moreover her voice upon their voices crossed 
Had now persisted in the woods so long 
That probably it never would be lost. 
Never again would birds' song be the same. 
And to do that to birds was why she came. 

The original doubt I "and could himself believe") 
vanishes into a final unspoken doubt that partly turns 
the compliment in on itself, trying to remember the world 
before the Fall. But the poem remains a compliment, the 
prettier, the stronger for its sense of the cost; Mr. Frost's 
.speaker, for Adam and all his sex, forgives and accepts 
Eve and all hers and all the strange and beautiful changes 
she brought into the world. "Never Again . . ." is the 
gentlest and most universal love poem ever put to paper. 

THIS WRYNESS is always a counting of the cost 
in order to be able to go the more surely on. It 
doesn't change the world (of which Mr. Frost's view is 
finally a dark one), but it may help to get it seen clearly 
and purposefully. "Choose Something Like a Star," 
which Mr. Frost lingered over carefully when he was 
reading in Babcock Auditorium, has as much of the cer- 
tainty for going on as of the wry uncertainty of human 
things. Observe how much he is talking about wryness — 
ihe star's, and perhaps his own. 

Star (the fairest one in sight). 

We grant your loftiness the right 

To some obscurity of cloud — 

// will not do to say of night. 

Since dark is what brings out your light. 

Some mystery becomes the proud. 

But to be wholly taciturn 

In your reserve is not allowed. 

Say something to us we can learn 

By heart and when alone repeat. 

Say something! And it says, 7 bum.' 

But say with what degree of heat. 

Talk Fahrenheit, talk Centigrade. 

Use language we can comprehend. 

(Continued on page 14) 



April 1962 



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Alumnae Daughters 
QUALITY and QUANTITY 



by Bettye Thomas 



Julia Port '63. daughter of Chloe Frierson '36. and Libba Hanger *6S. daughter of 
Sudie Clark '42. admire their mothers' pictures in the Briar Patch. Both students 
were recently elected to membership on the Judicial Board of Student Government. 




THE QUANTITY OF ALLMNAE 
daughters at Sweet Briar this 
year is exciting: they constitute 
roughly 18' ', of the student body. 
However, the quality of these girls, 
as witnessed by their achievements 
in numerous college activities, is even 
more remarkable. 

In the academic realm, alumnae 
daughters are blazing a real path of 
glory. Laurinda King, daughter of 
Mary Lynn Carlson '31, and Virginia 
Joachim, daughter of Lee Montague 
'39, are the two juniors initiated into 
Phi Beta Kappa this year. For both 
girls, this is only the summit of a 
long series of scholastic honors dur- 
ing their first three years of college. 
Their names are virtually permanent 
fixtures on the Dean's list; both were 
named to Junior Honors at the begin- 
ning of the school year; and "Gini" 
has been the Emilie Watts McVea 
scholar of her class since her fresh- 
man year. In addition to her ac- 
ademic work. "Rinda" holds down 
the job of editor of the Briar Patch. 

Of the eight senior Phi Betes — 
vulgarisation of the word, said Dr. 
Margaret Mead — two are alumnae 
offspring. (Surely they reflect their 
mothers' excellent home training!) 
They are Mary Sturgeon, daughter 
of Mary Copeland '29 and sister 
of Linda Sturgeon Chapman '59, and 
Macon Winfree, daughter of Eliza- 
beth Cocke '36. Macon, who spent 
last year in St. Andrews, Scotland, 
recently won the James Lewis Howe 
Chemistry Award, given each year to 
the most outstanding student in 
chemistry. Other budding scientists 
are the two recipients of the Fresh- 
man Physics Awards: Kate Wood, 
daughter of Elizabeth Bond '34 and 
Anne MacClintock. daughter of Anne 
Lewis '30. 

Three alumnae daughters forsook 
Amherst County this year in favor of 
Edinburgh and Madrid, responding 
to the fascinating lure and intel- 
lectual challenge of European study. 
Sweet Briar students on the Junior 



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Recently initiated into Sweet Briar's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa are these four alumnae daughters. Laurinda King I Mary Lynn 
Carlson '3D. Mary Sturgeon (Mary Copeland "29 1 . Virginia Joachim (Lee Montague '39). Macon Winfree (Betty Cocke '36). 



Year in Spain program include Ellis 
Beasley, daughter of Emma Glass 
38, and Carol Crowley, daughter of 
Helen Hays '38. Ann Leavell, daugh- 
ter of Nancy Butzner '34, is trip- 
ping through the moors and heather 
in St. Andrews, Scotland. 

THE DEAN'S LIST, whose high 
requirements now make it almost 
tantamount to Phi Beta Kappa, also 
features many alumnae daughters 
this semester. In addition to the two 
juniors named above, those honored 
were Anne Carter, daughter of Can 
Bunvell '35. Lucy Otis, daughter of 
Lucy Shirley '30, both juniors; and 
sophomores Stuart Baldwin, daughter 
of Myra Skinrer Carr '36, and Ash- 
ton Barfield. daughter of Mary Tarn- 



bull '37. Among the Freshman 
Honors group, which included only 
eight students this year, was the 
daughter of Margaret Wilson '41, 
Eugenia Dickey. 

Although these records cut quite an 
impressive figure, don't get the idea 
that the "legacies" are all one-sided 
bookworms. Their abilities are man- 
ifest in the administrative world as 
well. Perhaps the strongest evidence 
of this fact is seen in a careful survey 
of the class officers. Only the sopho- 
mores, those "wise fools." missed 
the boat by not having an alumna 
daughter as their president. Mary 
Sturgeon heads the Class of 1962 ; 
Betsy Parker, daughter of Alice Dab- 
ney '32 and sister of Fleming Parker 
Rutledge '59. is president of the 



Junior Class and was relieved of her 
duties as president pro-tem of the 
Freshman Class by Kate Wood. The 
sophomores redeemed themselves by 
electing Alice Fales, daughter of Rose 
Hyde '38 and sister of Willia '61. and 
Jackie Nicholson, daughter of Jaque- 
lin Cochran "37, as secretary and 
treasurer, respectively. Having in- 
spected the hierarchy of officers of the 
four classes, one would think that 
alumnae daughters have a special 
talent for handling money: three of 
of the four treasurers have alumnae 
mothers. In the Junior Class, Meta 
Bond, daughter of Elizabeth Bryan 
'30, holds the purse strings, and in 
the Freshman Class the Chancellor of 
the Exchequer is Elvira McMillan, 
daughter of Elvira Cochrane "34. 



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These pictures show only a jew of the ninety-rime 

students who are alumnae daughters. 

This article tells of but a few of the many 

achievements of this group. 

A complete list of the alumnae daughters 

is inside the back toner. 



Presidents of tile sister (lasses of J963 anil 1965 are Betsy Parker, daughter 
of Alice Dabney "32. and Kate Wood, daughter of Elizabeth Bond '34. They 
are shown here leaving the new Alumnae House where they frequently meet. 




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N ADDITION to administrative 
and financial posts, these illus- 
trious daughters are getting plenty of 
practice for future jury duty. Of the 
twelve members of the Judicial Board, 
five are alumnae daughters, includ- 
ing vice-chairman. Chloe Fort, and 
secretary. Suzanne Jones. Two mem- 
bers of the class of 1936. Chloe Frier- 
son and Nancy Parsons, are "respon- 
sible" for these two officers, respec- 
tively. In addition to Chloe and 
Suzanne, other representatives to the 
Judicial Board are juniors Julia Ar- 
nold, daughter of Claire Hanner '27. 
and Anne Carter: and Ashton Bar- 
field. These last two are pictured on 
the opposite page. 



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Enjoying mugs of coffee at the Alumnae House and reading news of student elections are Lucy Otis '63. 
daughter of Lucy Shirley '30. Ashton Barfield. daughter of Mary Turnbull '37. and Anne Carter, daughter 
of Gary Burwell '35. All three of these girls made the Dean's List for outstanding records the fir<t semester. 



In other administrative corners of 
the College, we find Julia Fort, also 
daughter of Chloe Frierson, as chair- 
man of Campus Chest: and Marx 
Green, daughter of Barbara Ann 

\luiin. '37. secretary of the YWCA. 
Although their academic and ad- 
ministrative capacities are numerous 
and admirable, beauty is not lacking 
among the alumnae daughters. As 
regards that springtime fest of pul- 
chritude, better known as May Day. 
Tina Patterson, daughter of Betty 

Wuggleton '36, is in charge of the 
whole shebang. Fontaine Hutter. this 
\ ear's May Queen and Social Com- 
mittee chairman, though not an 
alumna daughter, is the sister of 



Dale Hutter Harris '53, niece of Clau- 
dine Hutter "10 and Ella Rodes Hut- 
ter, Academy. Also on the May Court 
are Leslie Heye, scepter bearer, 
daughter of Cynthia Harbison '35; a 
senior representative, Mary Louise 
Kellv. daughter of Louise Wade '26: 
and a junior. Anne Carter. 

AN ALUMNA HERSELF, as well 
L as an alumna daughter. Diana 
I Dinny 1 Muldaur. daughter of Alice 
Jones '30, returned to the campu- 
to direct Paint and Patches' spring 
plav. "Picnic." Since her graduation 
in 1960. Dinny has made great in- 
roads into the often impenetrable 
world of radio, television and the 



stage, where she has portrayed almost 
everything from Pegeen in Auntie 
Mume to characters in Shakespearean 
dramas and the plays of Dylan 
Thomas and Jean Genet. 

With all these accomplishments on 
their ledger, the alumnae daughters 
certainly reflect credit on their moth- 
ers. Let's hope they don't show them 
up! 

FLASH! ! !— Hot off the wire is 
the news that long-time holders of 
important positions, alumnae daugh- 
ters Laurinda King and Betsy Parker. 
already cited in this article, will take 
over as President of Student Govern- 
me it and Chairman of the Judicial 
Board for the coming year. 



Apt; it. L962 



YOUR CHILD 
PREPARES 
FOR 
COLLEGE 



by 
EUGENE S. WILSON 

Dean of Admission 

Amherst College 




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There is only one safe workable program regardless of your 
child's test scores, his marks or his other achievements. This 
is a program that introduces your child to the mysteries of 
the world and to the excitement of discovery — 



NOT LONG ago the head of a 
large testing agency told col- 
lege educated parents of college- 
bound students: "Enough is now 
known about evaluating individual 
abilities and achievements so that any 
parent who really wants to may view 
his child as the child will be viewed 
by the college." 

Now this advice seems to be sound 
and simple. After all, you do receive 
regular reports from schools on vour 
child's achievement in each subject. 
National agencies which offer stand- 
ardized tests provide with the indi- 
vidual test results a manual of inter- 
pretation, so that you may know not 
only vour child's scores, but how 
these compare with state or national 
groups of students. 

You and your child can also dis- 
cover, through material in the school 
guidance office, information on the 
range of test scores in freshman 
classes at many colleges. 

In spite of all this information, 
you can't think as an admission com- 
mittee thinks, you can't outguess an 
admission committee, and if you try 
you may expose your child and your- 
self to needless disappointment. 

This counsel to think as an admis- 
sion committee thinks reminds me of 
the advice I received once in a deer 
hunting lodge on the night before the 
opening of the deer season, when a 
veteran deer hunter explained to me 
that "the way to get a deer is to think 
like a deer." His elaboration of this 
philosophy was so convincing that I 
asked and received permission to 
hunt with him the next day. What a 
lime we had! He studied the wind, 
the ground, the trails, and then he ex- 
plained to me how with such weather 
conditions the deer would probabh 



do this. He stationed me on one old 
log and he went in another direction. 
To make a long story short, I heard 
a lot of shooting around me; I saw 
a few deer killed by other hunters, 
but the expert and I never saw a deer. 
Apparently some deer were thinking 
as humans think. 

HERE ARE some of the reasons 
why you can't think as an ad- 
mission committes thinks: 

1. Admission committees act dif- 
ferently each year according to the 
quantity and "quality" of applicants 
and the needs of the institutions in- 
volved. The ever swelling host of 
candidates has brought rapid changes 
in admission standards at even in- 
stitution. 

2. The weight given marks and test 
scores varies so much among institu- 
tions that even veteran school coun- 
selors hesitate to make firm predic- 
tions on individual cases. I have 
heard admission officers for Yale. 
Wellesley. and Harvard state that test 
scores do rot have the importance 
they once had in selection procedures. 
The reason is that at the most popu- 
lar institutions too many candidates 
look alike when measured by either 
marks or test scores. 

3. You cant know from year to 
year how much weight admission 
committees will give to certain other 
factors; i.e.. school and geographical 
distribution, extracurricular achieve- 
ment in art, music, drama, sports or 
community service, and occupational 
choice (some institutions limit the 
number in a (lass who want medicine. 
engineering, math or science I . 

4. You may be able to understand 
the strengths and weaknesses of vour 
colle°e-bound child, but you can't 



know the quantity and quality of the 
other candidates at the college chosen 
by your child. At co-educational col- 
leges girls often meet higher competi- 
tive admissions standards than boys 
- and within a university some 
schools have higher entrance require- 
ments than others. 

Whether your child is accepted or 
rejected at any college depends not 
o lv on his credentials, but even more 
on how his credentials compare with 
those of the other applicants. 

What then can you do when you 
want to help your child prepare for 
college — when you want to guide 
your child to an institution that will 
stimulate him fully? 

THERE IS only one safe work- 
able program regardless of your 
child's test scores, his marks, or his 
other achievements. This is a pro- 
gram that introduces your child to 
the mysteries of the world and to the 
excitement of discovery. This pro- 
gram should be started as soon as 
your child begins to talk and read. 

Most children are born with a full 
measure of curiosity. They want to 
know what is going on about them 
and. as you know, the early years are 
filled with "What?" and "Why?" 
and "Where?" 

If you have the time and the pa- 
tience to answer these questions, you 
will nourish this curiosity that is the 
taproot of all learning. Only the 
curious learn. 

Your child won't be many years 
old before you will encounter the first 
question vou can't answer. You can 
shrug your shoulders and say. "Go 
away and stop bothering me." or "I 
don't know," or "Let's find out." 

If you have the time and patience 



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to lead your child in his probs of the 
unknown, in his search for knowl- 
edge, you will encourage the mainte- 
nance of a habit of inquiry. You may 
also rediscover for yourself the fun 
of learning. 

But this nourishment of curiosity 
means that a mother cannot be too 
occupied with community affairs, so- 
cial teas or bridge parties, and that 
on some mornings she may have to 
leave the beds unmade or the dishes 
unwashed until naptime. and Dad 
may have to miss a golf game. Prior- 
ity must be established. 

Today there are so many forces 
working against the development and 
maintenance of curiosity in a child, 
forces like the radio, television, the 
automobile, and hundreds of sporting 
events. All too often curiosity is 
throttled by spectatoritis, by parents 
who are too busy, and even, alas, by 
the rigidity of the school system and 
the desire of teachers to cover a cer- 
tain amount of material so that stu- 
dents will do well on their tests. 

If you want to help your child get 
into a college, you will always be 
aware of what your child is studying 
in school and especially what he is 
reading. Your reading will supple- 
ment his reading and your learning 
will mesh with his so that you will 
be in a position to stimulate his 
further learning by your answers to 
his questions. Learning becomes even 
more fun when it is shared bv all 
members of the family. 

The child who is a natural reader 
presents no great problems. If your 
family includes a non - reader you 
may have a special problem, but one 
which can sometimes be solved bv 
introducing him to books which feed 
his natural interests. A librarian will 
help you select books which deal with 
baseball, with the mechanical world, 
with birds or animals, and. later on. 
books on electronics, chemistry, mu- 
sic, or art. Once vour child has 
learned the fun of reading in the field 
of his special interest, there is a 



chance that he can be led into an 
exploration of other fields. 

YOL MAY wonder at this poi it 
why I have said nothing about 
marks and test scores. The omission 
of these two tyrannies is intentional. 
When learning is in its rightful place, 
marks and test scores follow learn- 
ing. Today so much emphasis is 
placed on the difficulty of winning 
admission to college and on the im- 
portance of tests and marks that all 
too often marks and tests have be- 
come the goals of learning rather 
than the by-products. When marks 
and test scores are made the primary 
target of learning, real learning is 
lost. 

The school report cards give you 
an opportunity to place marks in 
proper perspective. Instead of asking 
"What did you get?," try. "What 
have you learned?" 

It is up to you to de-emphasize the 
marks and test scores and to help 
your child focus on reading, writing, 
and learning. An approach like this 
as preparation for college helps your 
child to understand that learning is 
something he does where he is and 
that all about him are people and 
books which will help him learn. 
I nder such a program your child 
will see that his understanding of the 
world does not depend on whether 
he is in Boston, or in San Francisco, 
or in Yan?tow. but on how much ad- 
vantage he takes of the opportunities 
around him. If your child is reared 
in this manner, neither he nor you 
will worry about whether he gets into 
Harprince. Dartyale or Calford, but 
only that he gets to a college where 
he can talk to teachers, where he can 
read books, where he can work in the 
laboratory. 

And now vou may want to say. 
"Yes. but he may not get into a good 
college. He may not get into the best 
college. He may not get into my col- 
lege." Actually, no one knows what 
a good collese is. No one knows 



which colleges are best. Harvard does 
have more graduates in Who's Who 
than any other institution, but con- 
sidering the human material that has 
poured into Cambridge, Massachu- 
setts, from all over the world for ce 1- 
turies. why doesn't Harvard have 
twice as many graduates in Who's 
Who as it does? Harvard could be 
doing a very poor job educationally 
and yet seem to be the top educa- 
tional institution because of the intel- 
lectual drive and ability of the stu- 
dents who go there. 

The head of the Department of Re- 
ligion at Yale University is not a 
\ ale man. He came from Dakota 
Wesleyan. The head of all health 
services at Harvard is not a Harvard 
man. He came from the University 
of West Virginia. The former presi- 
dent of Princeton was not a Princeton 
man. but a graduate of Grove City 
College in Pennsylvania. The misery 
and torture of today's college admis- 
sion comes because parents have 
taught their children to think that 
learning is a matter of geography: 
that learning can take place only in 
certain institutions. 

THE WISE parent who has cre- 
ated in his child a desire to learn 
will approach the whole problem of 
college admission with one philoso- 
phy: "Go where you can get in, my 
son, and know that a great opportun- 
ity awaits you to discover more about 
people, more about ideas, more about 
things — more knowledge than you 
will ever master in the four years you 
are in college." 

When this approach to college ad- 
mission is taken by an entire family, 
there can be no heartbreaking letters 
in the mail, no crushed egos, nothing 
but delight at any letter that brings 
news of acceptance, news that an ad- 
venture in learning lies ahead. 



*Copyriglit 1961 by Editorial Projects for 
Education, Inc. \ll rifilits reserved. 






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Alumnae Magazine 



DR. JOSEPH E. BARKER was 
a well - established and well - 
loved institution on the Sweet Briar 
campus. Long before meeting him. 
students were familiar with the name 
"Uncle Joe." To nearly every stu- 
dent, this name meant a tall and 
thin but erect figure with a shock of 
silvery hair, alert and penetrating 
eyes, and a kindly interest in every- 
one he met. 

Since his arrival at Sweet Briar 
in 1930, his Sunday night suppers 
had become one of the most revered 
traditions associated with life here 
at school. Each Sunday night, a 
group of about six girls, one of 
whom served as hostess, composed 
the weekly dinner party held at Uncle 
Joe's home on Woodland Road. The 
menu was always sure to feature his 
famous freshly-ground coffee and 
Rebecca's equally celebrated cookies. 

The evening's conversation usuallv 
revolved around Uncle Joe's fasci- 
nating and widely varied experiences 
as tutor, actor, translator at the Ver- 
sailles Peace Conference, teacher in 
China and head of the Ju.iior Year 
in France. He was renowned on 
campus as an excellent storyteller, 
but he was an equally good listener. 
However, he was not merely a passive 
recipient while others talked. He 
was always aware of the latest student 
interests and was careful to keep 
himself up-to-date on everything 
from fine arts to campus fads. 

Contact with him, with his vast 
knowledge and great love of liter- 
ature, especially French, was an in- 
spiration for all students who knew 
him. He cultivated and helped us 
develop in ourselves his own literary 
interest, by lending us books from his 
magnificent collection. He re-read 
what we were reading for the first 
time, so that discussions of the ma- 
terial could be doubly fruitful. Ad 
his patience never grew thin as he 
drilled us for the thousandth time on 
the enigmas of French pronunciation 
and grammar. 

Not content just to let girls come 
to him, Uncle Joe sought us out in 



3n<iffl 



tmatmm 



JOSEPH E. BARKER 
DORA NEILL RAYMOND 

his twice-daily visits to the campus. 
On his morning and afternoon walks, 
and on his frequent trips to Box- 
wood, he would become engaged in 
countless conversations with the girls 
he met on his way. After one of these 
casual encounters, many a girl would 
say to herself, a little surprised and 
flattered, "He knew my name." He 
not only knew our names; he knew 
us. When he retired officially as 
professor and head of the Junior 
Year in France in 1957, the students 
remained the main object of his love 
and interest. As he said at the time: 
"Sweet Briar is home to me . . . Mv 
chief hobbies are my 'nieces' first, 
and then the theatre." 

Uncle Joe's house was one of those 
rare and wonderful places where one 
was always welcome. At almost any 
hour, his "nieces" could feel free to 
drop in alone, with other students 
or with a date. It is hard to pay 
tribute to a man whose life was his 
monument and his elegy. We, the 
students of Swest Briar, will always 
remember Uncle Joe as the man who 
made a living reality of the time- 
worn expression, "a home away from 
home." 

Bettye Thomas '62 



15 Glen Avenue 
Norwalk, Connecticut 
December 4, 1961 

To the Editor: 

IT WAS with a keen sense of per- 
sonal loss that I read in today's 
New York Times of the death of Dora 
Neill Raymond. Professor of Histon 
at Sweet Briar for so many years 
until her retirement in 1950 on ac- 
count of ill health. Dr. Raymond 



was by any standard an intellectual 
adornment to Sweet Briar and a 
charming addition to its community 
life. 

My wife, Jessie Coburn, '33, who 
majored with her, has always remem- 
bered with admiration the stimulating 
and thorough mastery of the art of 
teaching which Mrs. Raymond pos- 
sessed. I, as Mrs. Raymond's col- 
league, office mate and friend, 
remember vividly her brilliant con- 
versation, her keen wit, her joy in 
an afternoon of horseback riding, her 
vivacious and distinctive personality. 
She was a startling and delightful 
combination of almost kittenish fem- 
ininity and solid scholarship. Her 
several books testified to her scholar- 
ly attainments, her clarity of thought 
and expression, and her keen histori- 
cal insight. 

When she was cut down by a stroke 
at the height of her powers, it was a 
personal tragedy for her and a major 
academic loss to Sweet Briar. 

Dr. Raymond contributed abund- 
antly to my own personal education 
in those years of association with her 
in the early Thirties. She was one of 
a rich galaxy of personalities whose 
sparkling discussions and spark-pro- 
ducing arguments made my everyday 
life on campus and especially my 
mealtime hours in Refectory and 
Inn so memorable and broadening. 
Among that company was Dee Long. 
Caroline Sparrow, Emily Dutton, 
Carl Connor, Willa Young, Helen 
Mull. Joe Dexter Bennett and Jeanne 
Barker, all now deceased; Meta 
Glass, Adeline Ames, Joseph Barker. 
Gladys Boone, Lucy Crawford, Jessie 
Fraser. Bernice Lill and Miriam 
Weaver, all now retired: and such 
present faculty members as Belle 
Boone Beard, Mary Pearl, Marion 
Benedict Rollins. Ethel and Sarah 
Ramage, and Bertha Wailes. 

That was a Faculty of Talent and 
Personality — and Dora Neill Ray- 
mond was one of its brightest ex- 
emplars. Jessie and I salute her 
memory with affection. 

Perry Laukhuff 



April 1962 



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alumnae association 



Ellen Snodgrass Park '37 
Nominee for Board of Overseers 




• '^V 




«r% 




Nominee 

Ellen Lee Snodgrass Park. '37 is 
this year's alumna nominee for 
election to the Board of Overseers 
of Sweet Briar College. Names of 
other candidates may be added to 
the ballot in accordance with the 
by-laws of the Alumnae Association. 

Mrs. Park's outstanding record, 
both at Sweet Briar and in her career 
as Assistant United States Attorney 
for the District of Columbia, shows 
her to be well qualified for this post. 
While at Sweet Briar, she was presi- 
dent of the YWCA and held the 
Manson Memorial Alumnae Scholar- 
ship in her senior year. She was 
graduated summa cum laude with the 
highest scholastic average in her 
class, and was initiated into Phi Beta 
Kappa after a chapter was intro- 
duced at Sweet Briar. 

It was her husband, the late Hous- 
ton Saffold Park. Jr.. who first in- 
spired her interest in law. He was 
courtroom clerk in the court where 
she now works. Soon after his death 
in 1944, Mrs. Park entered National 
University's School of Law I now 
George Washington University I o i 
a four-year scholarship from Kappa 
Beta Pi. legal fraternity. During the 
Academic year 1946-47 she was 
named to "Who's Who among Stu- 
dents in American Universities and 
Colleges." and in 1943 she graduated 
from Law School as valedictorian of 
her class, having been awarded more 
honors than any other student. 

After graduation, she began prac- 
ticing law. and in 1951. she assumed 
the position of Law Clerk to Judge 
Burnita Shelton Matthews in the 
United States District Court. Wash- 
ington. Since 1956 her official ca- 
pacitv has been as Assistant 1 nited 
States Attornex . 



Mrs. Park is a member of the 
District of Columbia Bar Association, 
the Virginia State Bar and Kappa 
Beta Pi legal fraternity. Her civic 
activities include work with the Com- 
niunitv Chest, the Red Cross, the 
Citizens' Association, the Mothers' 
Club and Garden Club. 

Calling herself ''a seventh-gener- 
ation D.C.'er, now a Virginian In 
adoption."' Mrs. Park lives with her 
son. Houston S. Park III, in Alex- 
andria. 



Slate 1962-64 

The chairman of the Nominations 
Committee, Dollv Nicholson Tate. 
'38. and her committee members held 
a series of meetings in Charlotte, N. 
C. to select nominees for the 1962- 
64 Executive Board of the Alumnae 
Association. This committee submits 
the following slate of well-qualified 
and capable alumnae. In accordance 
with Article X of the Constitution of 
the Alumnae Association, "Addi- 
tional names for nominees for the 
Executive Board may be added to the 
ballot, if sent to the executive secre- 
tary-treasurer accompanied by fifteen 
signatures of members of the Associ- 
ation and the written consent of the 
nominees within two weeks after the 
slate is published.'" Election will 
be bv ballot which will be mailed 
to all members of the Association. 

President: 

Juliet Halliburton Burnett, "35 

Vice-President: 

Elizabeth Prescott Balch. "21! 

Second Vice-President: 

Patricia Traugolt Rixev. !!'> 

Fund Chairman: 

Julia Jackson Coffey, '56 



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An mnae Magazine 






Nominating Chairman: 

Frances Faulkner Mathews, '38 

Chairman. Alumnae Representatives: 
Bruce Watts Krucke. '54 

Secretary: 

Frances Cordes Hoffman. '38 

Bulb Chairman: 

Mary Bailey Izard. "52 

Regional Chairmen: 

I. Elizabeth Scheuer Maxwell, '34 
II. Virginia Eady Williams, '38 

III. Leila Van Leer Schwab, '33 

IV. Dorothy Nicholson Tate. '38 
V. Jacquelyn Strickland Dwelle. 

'35 
VI. Joan DeVore Roth, '41 
VII. Ann Henderson Bannard, '49 
VIII. Chloe Frierson Fort, '36 
IX. Flora Cameron Kampmann. 

'46 
X. Elizabeth McQueen Nelson. '25 

Member at large: 

Caroline Sharpe Sanders, '19 



Reunion 



All classes ending i.i 2 and 7 and 
the Class of 1961 will celebrate re- 
union on June 4 and 5. Alumnae of 
other classes will be very welcome 
and are cordiallv invited to come. 
The Class of 1912, which will have 
its 50th Reunion, and the Class of 
1937. observing its 25th Reunion, 
will be the honored classes at a gala 
luncheon on Monday after Com- 
mencement. As usual. Reid and 
Grammer Dormitories will be re- 
served for alumnae. 

The highlight of the whole reunion 
program will be the Alumnae Col- 
lege. Chosen for the title of this is 
"The Traditional Culture of India." 
The Director of the program will be 
Dr. Leslie Harris, who has been in 
charge of the program of Asian Stu- 
dies that was begun at Sweet Briar 
in 1960 for both students and faculty. 

Dr. Harris suggests the following 
books as background reading for 
those who will be attending. The first 
on the list is considered a "must" by 
Dr. Harris. Any or all of these may 



be ordered through the Book Shop at 

Sweet Briar, or many can lie found 

in public libraries. 

Basham, A. L.. The Wonder That W as 
India: Evergreen, $4.95. 
The Bhagavad Gita. Translated by 
Swami Prabhavananda and Chris- 
topher Isherwood. Mentor. 35^. 

Archer, W. W., The Loves of Krishna 
in Indian Paintings and Poetry- 
Evergreen, $1.95. 

Burtt, E. A.. The Teachings of the 
Compassionate Buddha: Mentor. 
60^. 

Coomaraswamy, A. K., The Dance of 
Shiva: Noonday. $1.75. 

Kalidasa. Shakuntala and other writ- 
ings. Translated by Arthur W. 
Ryder: Dutton. $1.25. 

Reiff, Robert. Indian Miniatures: the 
Rajput Painters: Art Treasures of 
Asia. Tuttle. $2.50. 
The U panishads. Translated In 
Prabhavananda and Manchester. 
Mentor. 60^. 

Van Bruitenen. J. A. B.. I translator I 
Tales of Ancient India: Bantam 
Classic, 50^. 

Wood. E.. Yoga: Penguin. 95^. 

Zimmer. H.. Myths and Symbols in 
Indian Art and Civilization : Har- 
per, $2.25. 
Contemporary Indian fiction ol 

merit available in English language 

paperbacks. 

Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha: New 
Directions, $1.15. 

Markandaya. Kamala. Nectar in a 
Sieve: Signet, 50^. 

Milton. D. L. and Clifford. W. I eds. I 
A Treasury of Modern Asian 
Stories: Menton, 50^. 

Narayan. R. K.. The Financial Ex- 
pert: Noonday, $1.25. 

Singh. Khushwant. Mano Majra: 
Evergreen. 50^. 

Singh, Khushwant. / Shall Not Hear 
the Nightingale: Evergreen. $1.95. 

The reservation form and reunion 
program listing the Alumnae College 
speakers and their topics as well as 
other general information about re- 



union will be mailed to all alumnae 
in May. 

The schedule is as follows: 

Sunday, June 3 — 
3:00 

to Registration in Reid Parlor 
9:00 

Monday, June 4 — 

10:00 Commencement Exercises 

Speaker: Colgate W. Darden. 
Jr., Former Governor of Vir- 
ginia and Former President 
of the University of Virginia 
1:00 Alumnae Luncheon and An- 
nual Meeting of the Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Association 
3:00 

to Open House in faculty homes 
5:00 

5:30 Party at the Alumnae House 
7:00 Dinner — The Refecton 
8:00 First session of the Alumnae 
College — Babcock Fine Arts 
Center 

Tuesday, June 5 - 
9:30 Alumnae College — 
to Babcock Fine Arts Center 
12:00 

12:15 Preside.it Pannell's Luncheon 
Boxwood Gardens 
2:00 

to Alumnae College 
4:00 
6:30 Class reunion picnics 



Lost Aluninae 

Please write the Alumnae Office it 
you have any information that could 
help us find these "lost" graduates. 

Margaret Turner French '20; Mar- 
garet Spengel Runge '21: Lilias 
Shepherd Williamson '22: Helen 
Duckworth Irwin "23: katherine 
Bruce Rogers "26: Priscilla Noll ke\s 
'26: Janie Brown Hood '27: Janet 
MucKain Alle^i "27: Dorotln Davis 
Hollis '28: Elizabeth Oliver White 
'28: Sue Herbert Brooke '29: Eva 
Abbie Cumnock Bass '29: Jessie 
Exley Wooten '29: Margaret Lovina 
Hiett "29: Frances Arbaugh Foster 
'30: Emily Barbara Kumm '30. 



April 1062 



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class notes 



OUR FACES ARE RED 

Editors' Note. We have been 
pleased that so many of you have 
written to us saying that you did 
not receive your fall issue of the 
magazine. Pleased that is — to know 
that you missed it. You failed to 
get it because we did not publish 
one for reasons so legion that space 
prevents our telling them to you. 
We promise that this will not happen 
again. 

Please, therefore, when you read 
these class notes remember that some 
of the news contained in them is 
not exactly new (quite an under- 
statement I . But your class sec- 
retaries had done such a good job 
in garnering these items of interest 
that we could not bear to omit them. 
More up-to-date news of your class 
mates will be forthcoming in the 
June issue. 

"I /~\ Miss Claidine Huttek 
III South Princeton Circle 
-*- ^-' Lynchburg, Virginia 

Four members of the class attended tin- 
dedication ceremonies of the Fine Arts 
Building. They were Eugenia Griffin Bur- 
nett, Nan Powell Hodges, Frances Murrell 
Rickards and Claudine Hutter. Frances 
was also at the Alumnae Council meeting 
earlier in the week. Marjorie Couper 
Prince was detained at home recovering 
from an operation. In the summer Frances 
and Marjorie spent a month motoring in 
the mountains of North Carolina. An en- 
joyable day was spent with Eugenia Buff- 
ington Walcott. class 1913. at her beauti- 
ful home at Tryon. 

Read your magazine and you will know 
what our Honorary Member. President 
Pannell, is doing for Sweet Briar. Hurrah! 

I O Si e Hardie Bell 
; "^ (Mrs. William T.) 
- 1 - ^ \pt. 9A. 98 Park St. 

Montclair. N. J. 
Linda Wright's letter to Sue Slaughter 
came too late for the spring issue of the 
magazine. Linda wrote "Indeed yes. I still 
play the piano. I have to keep up with 
my more advanced pupils, ten of them, and 
I also have a class in music appreciation. 
1 feel the class is most important and 
am so gratified that the children seem tn 
gain much real music background, a gen- 

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<3ln (JiUmoriam 

Mrs. Pleasant S. Graves (Susanna 
Denman. A) 

Miss Sue Slaughter, '13, February 
13, 1962 

Mrs. Joseph W. George I Mary Clif- 
ton Tabb, '13), December 1961 

Mrs. Charles Kerr. Jr. (Elizabeth 
Fohl, "221 

Mrs. Ellis T. Knobloch (Margare t 
White, '261, Fall 1961 

Mrs. Hall Hammond (Elizabeth 
Luck. "271, October 16, 1961 

Mrs. Alfred T. Hartwell, Jr. (Martha 
Wood. "281. January 1, 1962 

Mrs. Barron P. Lambert (Huldah 
Williams. '29 1 , November 10, 1961 

Mrs. Morton Byrd I Elizabeth Craw- 
ford. '351, February 9. 1962 

Mrs. A. W. Blackford (Virginia 
Wright. '421. Julv 1961 



eral knowledge and real enjoyment. Ha\e 
you any news of Miss Gardner? She con- 
tributed to my love and appreciation of 
music and I took everything Sweet Briar 
had to offer in Music." Corinne Dickinson 
who lives in Philadelphia wrote that she 
spent ten happy days in Richmond lasi 
Christmas with her brother and family — 
"My Sweet Briar roommate Alma Mackay 
bought a Hammond Organ and is learn- 
ing to play it. A friend invited her to 
go to Florida, but Alma said 'Oh! I 
can't, I have to stay home and take care 
of my organ.' to which her friend replied 
'Which one of your organs is bothering 
you, is it your livery'" 

Sue Slaughter was back in Memorial 
Hospital in New \ ork City for a ten-day 
check-up. The report is very encourag- 
ing and we all feel very happy. 1 had a 
long visit with her. She is delightful — 
so bright and cheery. We can't have our 
50th Reunion without her. She has been 
the inspiration of our activities, so she 
must be on hand to help celebrate. It i- 
not too soon for all of you to think of 
this date, June '63. Also don't forge' the 
Alumnae Fund which needs all our help. 
Henrianne Early writes how much she 
enjoys seeing our fund chairman Mary 
Clark Rogers every time she visits her 
brother in Atlanta. Frances Summers 
Bardwell called me in May while visiting 
her daughter in Arlington. I hadn't seen 
her since the winter I about 1914) we 
were visiting Florence Coffin Gillem and 
Virginia Abbott Skinner in Birmingham. 



I told her Virginia was in Baltimore and 
she phoned asking her to come over to 
luncheon, including me and her daughter. 
Virginia spent 24 hours with me. We had 
a lovely day, going from luncheon over to 
Frances" daughter's charming home. Eu- 
genia Buffington Walcott went to com- 
mencement for the Alumnae Banquet and 
Alumnae College I The Asian Studies 
series! and was the only 1913"er there. 

~| /") Marianne Martin 
I J~v 601 Maury Avenue 
J-V-J Norfolk 17. Va. 

Cornelia Carroll Gardner reports an ex- 
ceedingly busy summer in Colonial Wil- 
liamsburg where she is one of the hos- 
tesses, i he daily number of visitors some- 
times totals betwen 2300 and 2600. This 
gives her little time lor anything except 
her work. ."Mie and Kinloch spent tne 
summer in Mathews County. Their daugh- 
ter. Frances, and the grandchildren visit- 
ed them for several weeks. The children 
had a wonderful time, according to Cor- 
nelia, crabhmg. fishing, and playing. She 
and Frances worked hard to get enough 
food prepared to satisfy the hungry family. 

Cornelia sent me an interesting clip- 
ping trom tne rtictimona ivews Leader 
,n ic hi i Margaret iVicCluer. ex-lB. From this 
1 learned that on July 1 Margaret retired 
as librarian of the Medical College ot 
Virginia. the Board ot Visitors ot the 
college has named her librarian emeritus. 
In addition to this tribute the Library 
Committee of MCV presented to her a 
wristwatch as a farewell gift. I have just 
received a cordial note from Margaret 
herself in which she tells me she has 
been at Virginia Beach this summer but 
modestly says nothing of her outstand- 
ing attainments. 

Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck has won 
another distinction, an award "for Dis- 
tinguished Achievement in Recognition of 
Outstanding Service in the Cause of Home 
Beauty." This award, from the Associa- 
tion of Bulb Growers of Holland, was pre- 
sented in Washington at the Netherlands' 
Embassy by the Netherlands' Ambassador. 

Corrinne Gibbon Woollcott has written 
me about the accomplishments of her two 
sons. The older. Philip. Jr. is a psy- 
chiatrist on the staff of the famous Men- 
ninger Clinic in Topeka. Kansas. Jim. 
her younger son, is vice president of the 
Bank of Ashcville. There are three grand- 
children. Two girls. Corinne 7 and Jo- 
hanna 4 belonging to Philip, and one boy 
Alexander. Jim's young son. Corinne says 
she loves bridge and travel and that next 
year she and her husband plan a trip 
abroad. 

Cilia Guggenheimer Nusbaum has been 
at Virginia Beach this summer. Last win- 
ter she took an art course at the Norfolk 
College of William and Mary. In the 
spring she went with her husband to 
Hartford to the meeting of International 



Ait mnae Magazine 



Torch. Her husband, Bertram, is presi- 
dent of the Norfolk Chapter of Torch. 

Charlotte leaver l aterson reports a trip 
to tlie West Indies the first of the year fol- 
lowed by visits to Spain and Mallorca. 
Her summer has been a quiet one at home 
enjoying her garden. 

Betty Lowman Hall gets around too, 
although her trips are not as far flung as 
Charlotte's. In the late spring the Halls 
drove to Sterling Gardens near Harriman. 
N. 1. to see acres of bulbs in bloom, a 
sight which Betty says will delight all gar- 
deners. In June they went to a wedding 
in Portland. Conn, and then on to North- 
port. L. I. to visit a nephew. There she 
enjoyed the swimming, the strawberries 
and the 4th of July fireworks in Connecti- 
cut which she saw across the Sound. The 
big news with Betty, however, is the mar- 
riage of her son Asaph H. He married 
Dorothy Ann Mayes of Boston on August 
26th. The ceremony took place in the 
Gordon Chapel of the historic Old South 
Church. 

Jane Pratt Betts spent a rainy week in 
the North Carolina mountains for her va- 
cation. She wrote as if she were glad 
to get back to Florida and its sun. 

Elizabeth Madson Eddy and her hus- 
band are now permanently settled in their 
home. "Open Skies." at Pauhotuk near 
Oshkosh. Vis. This is only 16 miles from 
her mother's home, which is fortunate as 
Mrs. Madson is now 84 and Elizabeth's 
father died in June at the age of 97. In 
the early summer Ruth Mcllravy Logan 
anil her husband from San Francisco vis- 
ited the Eddys. 

Ruth Boet.nher Robertson lives alone in 
her old home in San Antonio. Her son 
and daughter are both married and live 
in Houston. She is the proud grandmoth- 
er of three grandsons, aged 14. 11. and 8. 
Ruth writes that she constantly entertains 
foreign officers from nearby Lackland Air 
Force Base and thus tries to make them 
feel at home in a strange country. 

Virginia Eaglesfietd Wilson's husband. 
Philip, has retired from his position with 
U. S. Steel. The Wilsons took a motor 
trip west this summer. Their three daugh- 
ters. Phoebe. Judy, and Virginia, are all 
married and I've in the east. Phoebe 
writes children's hooks one of which has 
the intriguing title. I\oses Are tor Roses. 
\ irginia says she sometimes drives by 
Sweet Briar and finds "it is still incred- 
iliK beautiful." 

News of Priscilla Brown Caldwell came 
to me by a card from her husband. Rob- 
ert. During the summer her one good 
eye required surgery for a detached reti- 
ina. She spent three weeks in Johns 
Hopkins hut is now back in California re- 
covering. She is able to see a little but 
not yet able to write. She and her hus- 
hand left California in May for a holiday 
mixed with husiness. going first to Florida. 
I In- trip was interrupted by the death of 
rriscilla's father. Their summer was 
brightened, however, by the wedding of a 
nieee and seeing a bevy of grandchildren. 

Bessie Sims was much saddened by the 
loss of her mother in January at the age 
of 94. Bessie has moved to an apartment 
at 3128 Woodcliff Ave.. Richmond. Va. 
She has a part time position at Miller and 
Rhoails. 

Martha Whitehead writes that she is 
eontinualK "-peaking up" for Sweet Briar 



,ii her town of Altoona. Pa. She is 
hungry for S.B. news. 

A most interesting card came to me from 
Charlotte More \leloney. She went to 
Fletcher Farm for art work this summer. 
While she was there Miss Fannie Fletcher, 
age 83, gave an interesting and witty talk 
about the Fletcher family. Miss Fannie 
was the Founder's Day speaker at Sweet 
Briar this fall. Charlotte is busy embroid- 
ering new linens for the altar of her 
church. Christ Church, which was gutted 
by fire in June. 

1 have been in Norfolk all summer ex- 
cept for one week in June spent at Hood 
College. Frederick, Maryland, where I at- 
tended a church conference. 

Please help me to locate Elizabeth 
Saunders Owen, (Mrs. John S. ) A letter 
addressed to her post office box in Nor- 
folk was returned to me by the Post Office. 
I have no idea where she is. 

Vivienne Barkalow Hornheck writes ". . . 
We had a wonderful time in California: 
had luncheon with Elizabeth Franke Balls. 
'13, and Kent. Their house is a marvel 
of modern gadgets. Huge picture windows 
which turn inside for convenient washing. 
Just press a button and the window rolls 
around. Both were fine. We saw Dena 
.\ewby Adams and Benedine Newby while 
in Denver." 

4"\ "I Edith Di rrell Marshall 
y/ / l | I Mrs. Edward C.) 
"■J- iSecretarv Pro-tem I 
6326 Ridge Ave. 
Cincinnati. Ohio 

"Dear Girls:" Our 40th is behind u>. 
and those of you who missed the fun are 
the losers! The "Lettes" — McLcmore and 
Shoop. came up from Norfolk. Rhoda Allen 
Worden from Larchmont. N. Y., Shafer 
from Rochester. Francese Evans Ives from 
Montclair. and yours truly from Cincinnat . 
We roomed on first Hour Grammer tin re- 
spect for our ? years old knees I except 
Rhoda. who brought her John along, and 
they were at the Inn. Francese had mt 
been back since our freshman year I she 
transferred to Sophie Newcomb). We did 
all the planned things — banquet in the 
Refectory, luncheon in the Boxwood Gar- 
dens, breakfasts in Reid Dining Room, 
looked at old class-rooms and toured the 
campus, including a trip to the Monu- 
ments in my car 1 where we hit a rock on 
the old farm road and nearly tore out the 
bottom of my car! Had to walk a mile to 
the Dairy to get help! I 

The new buildings — Fine Arts Center 
(gorgeous). Book Shop. Meta Glass Dorm 
I hack of Grammer and Reid) are under 
construction, and will he lovely assets to 
our college. 

Commencement was reminiscent of "our 
day" in most ways, except for one touch — 
— when Mrs. Pannell gave 50 year Di- 
plomas to the class of 1911. Six members 
of the class were back. 

As for our class meeting » very informal ( . 
we read Florence If oeljel Elston's letter 
of resignation as president. With regret 
we had to accept it. and with deep appre- 
ciation for the fine job she did for us 
these past five years. We are especially 
grateful for her gay and newsv letters 
in the magazine. Her husband has been 
ill and she felt she could no longer serve. 
Again a million thanks Flo! We then 
talked Shafer into taking over, and she 



has most graciously accepted the job. So 
do keep her informed of your going and 
coming. 

From the questionnaires sent out for re- 
union, here are some tid-bits about "us"— 
Jo Ahara MacMillan could not come to 
reunion as she was at her daughter's in 
Connecticut. Together with Laura Thomp- 
son MacMillan they had dinner with Julia 
Bruner Andrews and her husband at South- 
ern Pines this spring. Gertrude Anderson 
Findlay is still doing lab work for a group 
of doctors in Findlay. Ohio. She went 
to Florida this summer. Marjorie Abra- 
ham Meyer, Birmingham. Ala., like so 
many of us. travels a lot. She and her 
retired doctor husband spent part of last 
winter on Montego Bay in Jamaica. Her 
son and daughter, both married, live in 
Washington, D. C. Rhoda Allen Worden. 
Larchmont. N. Y., has two children and five 
grandbabies. She fell last fall and hurt 
her hack, hut was recovered by spring and 
<he was able to attend reunion. Our May 
Queen is as beautiful as ever — really more 
so as the years roll on. We all enjoyed 
meeting her attractive husband. John, who 
drove her down. He was very patient with 
all our "do you remember when" chit chat. 
Elizabeth Baldwin Whitehurst. Virginia 
Beach. Va., broke her hip and was out of 
calculation for a year. Both her son and 
daughter are married. Madeline Bigger 
is still at her secretarial job in Richmond, 
and doing volunteer work for the Junior 
League. Senior Center, etc. 

Julia Bruner Andrews gravitates between 
summer in Southern Pines, N. C. and 
Akron. 0. Her doctor son lives in Day- 
tona Beach. She and Ted raise and show 
German short hair pointers. Their "Sheba 
Bruner" won "Best" at the Kennel Club 
Show at Madison Square Garden in Feb- 
uary. Her six grandchildren are also 
another of her absorbing interests. Betty- 
Cole of Plainfield, N. J. \isited S.B.C. 
a year ago and was impressed with the 
campus, though felt a bit nostalgic for the 
place as it was in "our day." Betty is 
still librarian for the American Cyanamid 
Co. in Bound Brook, N. J. 

Betty Morris Coleman. La Mesa, Cal., 
and her retired husband travel a lot. 
Five years ago they about circled the 
U.S.A. by Greyhound bus. This year they 
plan an extensive trip to Mexico. Betty 
and John are "ham" radio operators and 
have a glorious time talking to people all 
over the world. She wants any of you 
who have the same interest to contact her 
via her station. The call number is "John 
W 9 HAT M & I K 6V H 1." 

Kate Cordes Kline. Clearwater. Fla., is 
the busiest of bees — between Red Cr iss. 
Art Center. Garden Club, and Episcopal 
Church Women, she never has a dull mo- 
ment. She was recently honored by being 
included in the recent "Who's Win ot 
American Women." Her son. Frank, re- 
cently married that cute Lynn George 
whose picture was in "Life" and on "Per- 
son to Person." She is the girl who gives 
six lectures a day in how stocks and bonds 
are sold in the New York Grand Central 
Station. 

Florence Dowden Wood (new address: 
2 \. Main St., Cape May Court House. 
N. J.I is our eminent class scientist, as 
is her distinguished anthropologist hus- 
band. Horace. Both have published many 
hooks, manuscripts, pamphlets, etc. Go see 
what she has accomplished when you visit 



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tile S.B.C. library. Her publications arc 

on file there Her one son is a mathema- 
tician ami works in llie rocket Held and 
space category. Her letter is most inter- 
esting, describing the scientific work which 
has absorbed tliem for so many years. 
Thank heaven for Miss Howland and the 
S.ll.C. biology major! Her picture shows 
her and her husband with a rhinoceros 
head. Harvard is publishing His -ludy 
ot the rhino of Florida (Miocene Age). 

Mildred Ellis Scales of Coca. Fla.. is 
in New York each fall where she sees or 
talks to (lerl Dally or Rhoda. She also 
visits Pittsburgh occasionally. But not a 
word ah ml rockets — and Coca is so ncai 
< !ape Canaveral. Fanny Ellsworth Scan- 
nell. Mt. Vernon. N. V.. is still interested 
in social work and music, and her son 
and daughter are the apples of her eye. 
She is recovering from a broken wrist. 

Francese Roma Erans Ives. Montclair. 
N. J., is also the other classmate (as far 
as we know I in '"Who's Who." Francese 
was from San Antonio and transferred to 
Sophie Newcorab. She received her M.A. 
from Carnegie Tech. and did other grad- 
uate work at New Jersey State. She was 
hi Beta Phi National Secretary for some 
years and at present is Town Clerk for 
Montclair. Her daughter was with her 
this summer with her family. Her attrac- 
tive son. John, drove Francese to campus, 
and was most charming to the "girls." 
He is about to take off for Libya to do 
a job there for "Uncle Sam." Hildegarde 
Flanner Monhoff. our class poet, went to 
Europe last year with her husband. They 
are moving to northern California this 
year. Ruth Geer Boice could not return 
to reunion because of a death in her family. 
Catherine Hanitch. Hopkins. Minn., visited 
Virginia in April. She retired from her 
medical technician job last year and is 
enjoying gardening and other activities in 
which she could not participate before. 
She and Katherine Shenehon Childs, '22. 
are entertaining their S.B.C. Club soon. 
Florence Ives Hathaway and her husband 
are in Ahington. Mass. where he is in the 
nursery business. She loves working with 
plants and flowers. All three of her chil- 
dren are in college — two working for higher 
degrees. I wish I could include her entire 
letter — it was so interesting and happy. 

Lucile Warwick McGhee. New Orleans. 
sends her love to all. She is devoted to 
her three sturdy grandsons, visiting them 
often in Memphis. 

Mary McLemore Matthews writes, 
"church, gardening, grandchildren!" Her 
two daughters have presented her with 
three boys and a girl to dote on. Halle 
Moore Crisler's snapshots show that the 
years have treated her kindly. I And a 
mighty attractive spouse — John! I She is 
tall and slim as ever and keeps herself 
alert as librarian at the Clarksdale Public 
Library. Marion \orth Lewin writes from 
Fairhaven, Mass. that she received her de- 
gree from the U. of Wisconsin, and so 
went there for her 40th reunion. She 
has one child. Martha. 

Gertrude Paul) Crawford writes that she 
and Bob "baby sat" their two granddaugh- 
ters at their farm for the month of June — 
hence no reunion with us. She thinks that 
after that episode they will need a rest cure. 

Katherine Pennewill Lynch went to Cali- 
fornia and Mexico last year with her son. 
Each spring she is a hostess at "Dover 
Davs" and invites us all to come next year. 



In season, she works in the count) tax 
office. Her daughter runs a successful 
children's shop in I lover. Kat has two 
grandchildren. 

Louise Pochal Hattersley has not been 
well for several years, having developed 
asthma, but a recent nose operation seems 
to have helped immensely. She and Hat 
are off to the west this summer. Her 
husband is an avid fisherman and hunter 
and Louise always tags along. She has 
had some fabulous times in the wilds on 
such trips. Both her children and "grands" 
live nearby — lucky Lou! Dorothy Powell 
i- librarian of the Law Library. Kansas 
City Court House, and is most anxious to 
hear from Claire Taylor. Mary Stinson and 
Ophelia Short, \ddress: 4600 Maple Park- 
way. 

Shelly Rouse Aagesen is all involved with 
her daughter Alice's coming wedding. She 
just graduated from U. of Michigan with 
honors. Her other absorbing interest is 
geneology and at the moment is registrar 
for the Michigan Society of Colonial 
Dames. Last summer she and Nick 
planned to attend the Cooperstown Forum, 
which she has done for a number of years. 

Maynette Rozelle Stephenson and hus- 
band are in the real estate business in Ft. 
Lauderdale. She keeps in touch with manv 
of us — has seen Carrie Sharpe Sanders. 
Elmyra and Frances Penny-packer recently. 
Her two girls live nearby and one has 
just married a young doctor "thus assuring 
me of my own medical care for the aged." 

Florence ScoveU Vaughn in Shreveport is 
a bridal consultant. Bootsey says this keeps 
her young. Her interest is fishing, and she 
and Hines spend their weekends just fish- 
ing and being lazy. She sent a picture 
of her attractive Navy son and his wife, 
and little boy. whom Bootsey labels, ""the 
greatest." 

Shafer visited Madelon Shidler Olney re- 
cently in South Bend and reports that 
"Snide" is as beautiful as ever and that 
they had a lovely get-together. 

Marian Shaier Wadhams and her hus 
band have travelled a lot since his retire- 
ment — to Europe to visit their Army-wife 
daughter. Pat. and to Mexico and points 
along the way. She is still wrapped up 
in Girl Scouts, church. Garden Club, 
bridge, and the Rochester S.B.C. Club 
Bulb Project. She has 10 grandchildren — 
class record I believe. It was good of her 
to accept our class presidency — one can 
always depend on Shafe!! Elizabeth 
Shoop Dixon was the usual life of the 
party at reunion. She has a full-time job 
as librarian for the Suffolk High School 
ami was thrilled to have the students 
dedicate their '61 Annual to her. She 
brought a copy along and the dedication 
was a lovely tribute. As she said. "It 
thrilled me beyond words, because my work 
with young people has been such a won- 
derful experience. I feel most humble." 
She. too. has rewarding grandbabies not 
too far away to enjoy them. Ophelia 
Short Seward's favorite hobby is "being 
a grandma." having three granddaughters 
and two step-grandsons. She sent some 
i harming pictures of her home, her S.B. 
daughters, and herself. She was sorry to 
miss reunion but has not been well, being 
a victim of multiple sclerosis. 

Frances Simpson Cartwright and Bill are 
in the process of leaving their big house 



and moving soon into an apartment. Thev 
have a summer place in Charlevoix. Mich 
and spend part of the summer there. Shi 
and Bill bunt and fish a great ileal. 

From Danville. Va. comes word from 
Ruth Simpson Carrington. Her husband 
is in the tobacco business and they journey 
to Europe each spring. This year they 
added a trip to Southern Rhodesia where 
rierk's company has a subsidiary. They 
loved the jaunt, despite a sixty-hour jet 
flight from London. They spent February 
and part of March in Bal Harbour, Fla. 

Mary Stinson Alexander's husband is a 
Methodist minister in Hammond, Ind. She 
sends best wishes to all. Gertrude Thams 
reports that home and garden keep her 
busy in Denver. She had planned to join 
us but a brief illness kept her at home. 

Laura Thompson MacMillan wrote that 
she had seen Julia bruner Andrews with 
Jo Ahara MacMillan (her sister-in-law). 
rter husband is on the faculty at U. of 
i\. C. One of her twin sons is a Major 
in the Air Force, and the other is in the 
securities business in North Carolina. She 
has five grandchildren now. 

Miriam Thompson \v inne. too. has a 
library job. She works in the Brockport 
lublic Library. A son. daughter, husband, 
and five grandchildren comprise her im- 
mediate family. Florence (T oelfel Elston 
and 1 had a lively conversation as she 
was in a jam and could not possibly be 
Reunion Chairman. Her husband had just 
undergone surgery in Huntington. W. Va. 
on their way home from Florida. They 
had had a wonderful time in Palm Beach 
and Delray this past winter. She saw 
Mary Harmon there, and reported she sees 
Mary Munson when in Crawfordsville in 
the summer. When in Chicago, she sees 
Dorothy Wallace and Valena Grgitsch 
Prosch now and then. 

In addition to the above, as class fund 
chairman. 1 picked up a few other tid- 
bits. Dorothy Job Robinson and her hus- 
band have returned to England after a year 
on the faculty of Graham-Ecces School in 
Palm Beach. Isabel Godwin Bailev is 
now living in Hendersonville. N. C. Last 
year we "found" Georgia Millard Hewlings 
again. She lives in Sarasota. Fla. 

1 know you will be sorry to hear that 
Eleanor Finke Helmers lost her husband 
last winter in a tragic fall from the 
roof while fixing a TV aerial, and join me 
in sending our sympathy to her. 

As to our class contributions to the 
Alumnae Fund — 53% of us gave to our 
College. This year let's make it 1009r. 
^ ou will have a new Fund Agent. I have 
to give up the job as I am hoping to go to 
Vienna next spring for a several months 
visit with my daughter. Ann. Her hus- 
band is a career Army officer and is Assist- 
ant Military Attache at the embassy. They 
will be there for three years. Their two 
little girls are the "apples of my eye" 
(another doting grandmother! I My son 
has just presented me with another grand- 
daughter and they do not live so far away 
— Kalamazoo. Mich. They visited me at 
our summer place on Lake Lelanau. Mich, 
this year. I keep busy doing this and 
that — church work I I'm church historian 
and archivist). Girl Scouting (will get my 
30-year pin next year), follow the Army 
wherever my children are. and visit my sis- 
ter. Ruth, in New ^ ork. When 1 give 



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i j I • ni\ S.II.C. job I will miss hearing 
directly from you, bul iu-t write any- 
way, for fun. I hope to go back fur the 
dedication of the Fine Arts Center this fall. 
It's a beauty. My love to you, one and all. 

£"\ /i (inn\> Woodward Hubbard 
//I, (Mrs. G. W.) 

*->*? P. O. Box 298 
Newtown, Conn. 

Margaret Nelson Lloyd. (Mrs. T. S.), 33 
Dorino Place. Wyoming. Ohio writes that 
-he l- substituting for daily- Hubbard 
who has an impairment in her eye-sight 
and will be unable to carry on with this 
column for awhile but would be glad to 
assist anyone. "1 really haven't time to 
take charge so won't someone please speak 
up and take over? Just write to Gladys 
anil help her out until she is able to carry 
on again' " New addresses — Frances 
Nash Grand lias moved to 8915 Dougla- 
\\f.. Dallas. Texas, Mary B. Wilson Walk- 
er's new address is Myrtle Beach, S. C.. 
and Margaret Henigbaum Curtis is at 757 
Palm Trail. Delray Beach. Fla. 

Martie Lobingier Lusk writes that her 
older daughter was married last year after 
graduating from Pembroke and her young- 
er is a senior at Sweet Briar, so she has 
an opportunity to visit the campus when 
transporting her. 

Shiney bodine Mountcastle writes. "Just 
back from a trip to London to see Ann. 
Flew over without Frank which took a 
good deal of courage for me. Wonderful 
visit. Now off to Tennessee to visit Frank's 
family. Young Frank who is still fancy- 
free will join us — he lives in Virginia." 

Dodie I on Maur Crampton's youngest 
son graduated from the U. of Michigan 
Law School, and after taking the Illinois 
bar exams was waiting to go into the serv- 
ice. She was also awaiting her 11th grand- 
child in September. 

Ruth Durre/I Ryan is living in New ^ork 
at the Gramercy Park Hotel and they have 
a home in Homestead. Florida. El Horned 
Arp has a house in Port Royal near 
Naples. Florida which is very lovely from 
all reports. However, they still make their 
headquarters in Moline, 111. 

Handruma Jones Hager and husband 
win- in Pinehurst in October with three 
other couples. The husbands took part in 
a golf tournament there while the wives 
played bridge and relaxed. 

Eleanor Sikes Peters was crowned Pe- 
oria - 1960 Coronet Lady. Quote from the 
Peoria Journal Star: "A platform artist 
who has won national recognition for her 
work in dramatic recital. \Irs. Peters re- 
ceived her coronet for 30 years of loving 
am! unselfi-h devotion in furthering the 
fine arts in her own community. She is a 
charming and enthusiastic redhead who is 
-lill glamorous as a grandmother." She 
ha- two sons, Gordon and Franklin, and 
tvw> grandsons. 

Since the last notice the Lloyds have 
acquired a granddaughter and a new house 
— all within two days. We did go to 
Colorado for September which was relax- 
ing because it was a regular rat-race for 
awhile around here. 

Gladys had a lovely trip to Europe and 
I know we are all sorry to hear that she 
ha: not been feeling up to par. I do hope 
that some of you will be willing to help 
her out at this time so please write and 
offer tour services. 



C\ ^7 Claire Hanner Arnold 
/ I i Mrs. \v vue H.i 
~ ' 2917 Hanson Drive 

Charlotte 7. N. C. 

From Libbo Matthews \\ allace comes — 
Maggie Leigh and Bobby Hobbs had a 
wonderful trip this summer. They went 
to Europe, Ireland. Scotland, and London. 
Hobby and -on. Bobby, had a grand time 
fishing i salmon and trout I in Northern 
Ireland. Hobby and Maggie then flew to 
London and picked up their two grand- 
daughters I aged 3 and 2t so that their 
daughter Peggy (S.B.C "ill and her nice 
husband (U. Va.l could tour the rest of 
Europe. I know Maggie's oldest grand- 
child and she is a "doll-baby"- 

William Burdette Mathews Wallace grad- 
uated from Kentucky Military Institute 
where his brother. Wallv. graduated in 
1953. 

Libbo said she saw Diane Richmond 
Simpson on her way to S.B.C. to meetings 
there. 

Babe Albers Foltz wrote me a wonderful 
letter. She and Tommy are going to W&L 
to be "'Parents" for son, Harry. She sug- 
gested we get together at S.B. for our 35th 
Reunion. Babe went to Ponte Vedra. Fla. 
last summer and saw lots of our old and 
dear friends. Her son. Tommy, was there 
then. She saw Adelaide Harris, and Betty 
Bryan Stockton and all sorts of "pals" who 
were friends of ours at Sweet Briar. 

Now a wonderful letter from Elise \lor- 
ley Fink — she said I sounded desperate 
with my postals and I was! She has a 
brand new grandson I her daughter's little 
boy I named Christopher Merritt. Tney 
have another little boy. Peter, aged 3%. 
' I do wish some of you would send pic- 
tures of your children and grandchildren — 
please do ! I 

Elise's son, Peter, is married — no chil- 
dren yet! Son. John, spent the summer 
in Europe and is a senior at Penn in 
Philadelphia. 

Ann. her youngest, graduated from Brad- 
ford Junior College this year and is at 
Hickox Secretarial School in Boston. Her 
stepdaughter. Martha, is having a baby in 
February. She has children — Lynn, aged 
17, and Chick. 13. Elise says it will now 
be quite a "switch" to have a baby in the 
household. 1 am sorry to say that Elise's 
husband is not well and is an invalid. 
That makes things hard in the household 
but I am sure that Elise is keeping her 
many children I and "grands" I on an 
even keel. 

Laura Boynton Rawlings writes that both 
daughters are married — Sarah living in 
Berkeley. Cal.. and Laura living in Michi- 
gan. Son Boynton received his law degree 
last June at Stanford and after taking his 
bar exams is now due to take his turn in 
the armed services. Last spring a year 
ago Laura had hoped for a visit with 
Martha Thomas Coward in New York, 
but a giant snowstorm cancelled their 
dinner date. 

The "piece de resistance" came from 
Betty Bachman Hardcastle. She was in 
Pari- with Ibby. Babe. Amy Ford. Ellen 
Newell, and me. etc. We had a good time 
that fall — had tea together. Anyway, Betty 
wrote from Nashville, Tenn. and said she 
had gone back to Paris and felt a great 
nostalgia for our old days together. 

The next European trips were made b^ 
their two sons. Kendrick. III. in 1935 
and John in 1958. Betty and her husband 



were to go to the Orient in 1961 but she 
had a spinal difficulty. They -till are 
hoping to go since iie.iv i- b-iter. I did 
not know hut she ha- had tin- trouble 
tin some year-. Both ot their hoy- ar.- 
graduate- of Vanderbilt. I hey are both 
married to — as Betty say- "darling girl-" — 
who have brought a feminine touch into 
their home. Ken. Ill has a young son, 
l\.en. I\ . They live in Tampa. John < the 
banking son I anil wife are expecting a 
baby in March. Betty says she love, the 
grandparent stage of life, and only wishes 
she had a daughter to -end to Sweet 
Briar. 

Although I have no "grands" yet. I 
find myself very busy with a teen-ager in 
the house. 1 am especially mindful of this 
alter a 13th birthday party yesterday, with 
four guests spending the night, etc. 

00 ' !ktt '' Moore Scullinc 

/ €\ ' *^ KS - Arthir \ .\ 
*^*<J 1011 Childs Avenue 

Dri-xel Hill. Pennsylvania 

If my mail bag is an indication, the 
members of the class of '28 did very little 
this past summer, and that includes me. 
My youngest son Bill did the travelling for 
the Schillings. He spent some time with 
my brother in New England, and visited 
several colleges and universities. He will 
graduate from high school next June. 

Marion Jayne Berguido spent her usual 
delightful six weeks on Cape Cod. She 
had all four grandchildren with her part 

01 the time. Marion talked to Kewpie 
Hodnett McDaniel in June. Kewpie and 
her husband were on their way to New 
l ork to a medical convention. 

1 talked to Margaret Fuller Riggs in the 
spring. She joined the grandmother ranks 
l'j years ago. Her son is a junior at 
Harvard, and she herself is a volunteer 
worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital. 

Received an announcement of the mar- 
riage of Betty Austin Kinloch's son on July 
29 in New Zealand. Aust followed up with 
a nice note. She was all excited at the 
prospect of meeting her new daughter-in- 
law early in September. She and her hus- 
band had a lovely trip to England. Spain, 
and Portugal in the spring, returning just 
in time for her youngest child's graduation 
from Holton. She attended the wedding 
of Lu Finch MacCallum's daughter last 
January. Aust says that she lives in Penn- 
sylvania now, but I don't know if that 
means Lu or the daughter. Hope Lu will 
write and set me straight. 

Alice Harrold .Morgan now- lives at 15 
Edgemont Rd.. Asheville. N. C, and 
Fannv Welch Paul's address is Crest Rd.. 
Box 702. Southern Pines. N. C. 

Muggsie ,\e/ms Locke wrote me a won- 
derful nine-page letter. A few items — 
she broke her toe — she's being educated to 
Calypso by daughter Susan who brought 
back drums from Nassau — daughter Nan 
I S.B. '53 1 is very active in League of 
Women Voters, and is in Mobile often — 
husband Joe grew a luscious heard for 
Mobile's 250th anniversary — keep- busy re- 
finishing furniture and playing golf. 

Kitty Brightbi/I Biltz is now executive 
director of the Y.W.CA. of Bucks County. 
Her older daughter live- in Florida. Kittv 
and the younger one visited there in the 
spring, and stopped at S.B.C. on their wav 
home. 

Marian Sumner Beadle was stateside for 
-i\ weeks to attend her younger daughter's 



April 1962 



graduation and marriage in Vermont. The 
young people mel when they were ex- 
change students in Holland. Betty 1'rescoit 
Balch attended the wedding. 

And now we are down to me and 
mine. Son Fred and his wife are coming 
east in October. He will he in Newport 
iNews next year, assigned to a new FBM 
submarine, the Thomas Jefferson. Art and 
I are thrilled — we haven't seen him in 
almost 2 years. 

,"\rf^V Sue Tucker Yates 
/^-j i Mrs. Francis 0. i 
^ S 141 South Main Street 
Uheboro, N. C. 

The other day a note came from June 
Tillman McKenzie (our Class Fund Agent I 
telling me of the marriage of Sallie Ken- 
dall Gordon, daughter of Sarah Dodgen 
Gordon, to Allred Moore Page. The wed- 
ding took place in Spartanburg, S. C. in 
early summer. Although Sarah and her 
family make their home in Wilmette, Illi- 
nois, you will remember that she was b:>rn 
and reared in Spartanburg. 

1 appreciate June taking time out to 
send this bit of news for she has had a 
very full summer herself, with daughter. 
Yicki. an attendant in two weddings and 
making her debut at the Debutante Ball in 
Raleigh. North Carolina on September 8th. 
I've often heard it said, however, that 
it's the busiest people who can find time 
to do the extra favors. Won't more of 
you pause a minute in your activities, and 
send me a line or two concerning your fam- 
ily or your friends? You are the only 
ones who can make this column possible. 

A note from Libba Lankford Miles in 
Chapel Hill had clipping enclosed. En- 
sign Robert Calvin Sutliff, Jr., son of 
Captain Robert Calvin Sutliff. U.S.N. Ire- 
tired) of Arlington, Va. and the late Vir- 
ginia Hodgson Sutliff ('29t was married 
to Miss Linda Dee Robin at Annapolis. 
Md. on Saturday, September 9, at high 



noon, in the I .S. Naval Acadeim Chapel. 
After a wedding trip to St. Johns. Virgin 
Islands, the couple will live in Sloninglon. 
Conn. Ensign Sutliff is attached to the 
U.S.S. Piper, U.S. Naval Submarine Base, 
New London. Conn. 

Libba also told me of her change of 
address. To quote "We have found a 
divine, funny little house, right on the 
edge of the college campus, within walking 
distance of the Stadium." She extends a 
cordial invitation to any of you who may 
be in Chapel Hill to stop by. 

» ) /~\ Dot gie Lyon Steoman 

~\\ ) i Mrs. Donald) 

*-' V/ / Lafayette Rd. 
Wayne, fa. 
Merry Curtis Loving, more affectionately 
remembered as "Eagle." responded to my 
plea for news with a grand letter full of 
interesting items. Eagle saw Tucker Jones 
Taylor and husband last spring when 
George preached at Sweet Briar, and was 
delighted to see Tucker looking so well and 
fully recovered trom her serious heart 
operation of two years ago. The Taylor's 
two sons are "out and gone," one working 
a^ an engineer and the other a pilot in the 
Air Force. Eagle heard from Carolyn 
Martindale Blouin who may come south 
in September. Eagle's second daughter. 
Chance, met Denny, Carolyn's oldest son 
when he was at Kenyon College, about ICO 
miles distant from Lake Erie College where 
Chance attends. Denny dropped in to see 
them this summer while touring in the 
vicinity. Denny now attends Bowdoin Col- 
lege which I had mentioned in a previous 
column. Jane Callison Smith's oldest 
daughter. Sarah is married to a young 
lawyer, lives in Richmond. Va. and has 
3 children. Jane's next daughter. Jessie, 
graduated cum laude from S.B.C. teaches 
in a girl's school in Lowell. Mass. and is 
doing grad. study for her Master's. June 
also has a boy in high school and a little 




Sweet Briar was well represented at the 60th General Convention of the Episcopal Church 
in Detroit last September. Among alumnae attending were (front row I Cecelia Birdsey 
Fuessle, '34, Catherine Kells Culberson, '33, Mary Archer Bean Eppes. "29. Frances Har- 
rison McGiffert, '30, Elizabeth Co/ley Shelton. '41, and Harriet Willcox Gearhart, '45. 
I Back row) Mildred Gibbons. '32. Katharine Nicolson Sydnor. Marian Swannell Wright. 
'24, Virginia Lee Griffith Morton. '44. Helen Lawrence VanderHorst, '31. and Warwick 
Rust Brown, '33. 



gill in the 2nd grade. Eagle sees Evelyn I 
>: are Saunders now and men. hvelyn 
and husband Have a daughter, salty, wuo 
attends INelsou Co. High School where 
Eagle s children go. As for news ol the 
Leungs — they have one married daughter, 
IjOU, who lives in Lackland, lexas where 
tier husband, a Univ. Va. Med. School 
grad, finished interning in June and now 
is in Aviation Medicine School. They 
are planning to visit Eagle and family in 
the tali and then proceed to Myrtle Beach 
A.F.B., his next assignment. Lou grad- 
uated lrom Lake Erie College a year ago, j 
having spent her winter term of her junior 
year in France. Second daughter, Chance, 
now a Senior at Lake Erie College, spent 
her winter term of her junior year in Hol- 
land under the same plan, and is now 
considering further study next year at 
Univ. Va. Law School. Younger daugh- 
ter. Melissa, also selected Lake Erie Col- 
lege and enters this fall at the age of 
lb. Melissa sounds like a very active and 
energetic young lady — also smart, as she 
was valedictorian of her graduating class j 
last June. The youngest member of the 
Loving Clan. Rule, aged 13, is the athlete 
of the family and enters Junior High this 
September. The Lovings took a foster 
child over a year ago — Mary Lou, 7 months 
older than Kule, who will also enter 8th 
grade this fall. Eagle sounds as bright 
and cheerful as ever, enjoying substitute 
teaching in the High School when not 
needed to help out in her husbands store 
as well as running her home. Efficient gal, 
I d say. 

Heard from both Norvell Royer Orgain 
and Betty McCrady Bardwell of the sad 
news of the sudden death of Dr. Carl 
Bayha last June. Carl was the husband 
of Emilie Jasper son Bayha from Toledo, 
Ohio. Our class sends its love and sym-l 
pathy to you, Emilie. 

A nice note from Sally Reahard. a 
former Class Secretary, who sympathized 
with my plea for news and sent in an 
interesting account of the Indianapolis 
S. B. Club and it's activities. Sally 
served with Helen Schaumleffel Ferree, 
"29, as the S. B. part of the House Selec- 
tion Committee of the Scholarship Tour, 
which Radcliffe. Mt. Holyoke and Sweet 
Briar Alumnae held on October 14th. 
Sally had the prospective student's "Coke 
Party" last year and regularly sells bulbs 
for our National Bulb Project. 

Enjoyed a grand letter from Kay Marr 
White, who admittedly is now enjoying 
life with husband. Jimmy, in their own "' 
back yard. However the back yard sounds 
great, to me. especially in hot weather. 
With a swimming pool. 9 acres of privacy, 
and a hide-a-way spot in the nits, high in 
the "Smokies." not too far from home. 
Also near home is married daughter, 
Georgianna. husband John and two grand- 
daughters. Laurie who starts school this 
year, and little Suzie. almost two. Kay's 
other daughter. Lucile 19. is a sophomore 
at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Kay 
is still active with ceramics and is plan- 
ning a fall "Little Show" at the Centen- 
nial Club in Nashville. Jimmy and Kay 
travelled to New Orleans last Christmas 
for the honor or "Unveiling Ceremonies" 
of a new saber to be bolted onto the 
statue of Gen. Andrew Jackson, the saber 
having been stolen two years ago from 
the statute originally erected in 1856. 



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Jimmy (Colonel James M. White), an 
engineer, made the entire saber himself, 
taking six months in which to collect all 
the proper pieces of material. The saber, 
weighing 35 lbs. is about 5 feet in length 
and is constructed of copper, tin and 
bronze. The scabbard made of 3 gauges of 
copper encloses pieces of slicedwood to 
facilitate bending when heated. Now. 
thanks to Jimmy's "Labor of Love" Gen. 
Jackson will take up arms again. 

We had a wonderful, flying visit from 
Betty McCrarly Bardwell and daughter. 
Mardie, last July when they drove up 
from Mardie's home in Penllyn. Pa. to 
see us in the Poconos, where Don and 1 
spent a short vacation. Betty is opening 
a new room in her Coffee Shop in Octo- 
ber and hopes any touring Sweet Briar 
gal will drop in. 

Heard of the following summer wed- 
dings: 

Rosalie Faulkner Loving's daughter. 

Mary Huntington Harrison's daughter 
Ruth, now Mrs. John Oliver Venable liv- 
ing in Winchester. Ky. 

Mercer Jackson Wellford's oldest son. 



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Jean Ploehn Wernentin 
(Mrs. Leon) 
223 Forest Road 
Davenport. Iowa 
Greetings from your new class secretary! 
; The mistake 1 made was to stop at Sweet 
Briar in April instead of June. Had I 
been there at reunion I'm sure I could 
, have talked my way out of this worthy 
! post. As a matter of fact, my first impulse 
was to refuse the job but on second thought 
I decided to try it. I do hope you will 
kep the news coming when I send yon 
cards. Incidentally, my thanks to those 
! of you who replied so quickly to my plea 
| in August, sent, in haste, from our two- 
week holiday in Michigan. 

Natalie Roberts Foster reports that the 
new class officers are: President. Charlotte 
Kent Pinckney: Secretary. Jean Ploehn 
Wernentin: Fund Agent, Virginia Cooke 
Rea. 

We were elected at the picnic held at 
Nancy Worthington's home in Lynchburg. 
1 Those attending the picnic, besides Nancy. 
I were Elizabeth Stribling Bell, Phoebe Rowe 
Peters, Ellen Eskridge Sanders, Martha 
von Briesen and Fannv O'Brian Hettrick. 
At the last minute Ella Williams Fauber 
and Elizabeth Clark had conflicting dates 
and couldn't make it. However two hus- 
bands were there, Walter Foster and Ken- 
neth Bell. They both are 1931 graduates, 
too. Kenneth graduating from the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina and Walter from 
! V. P. I. And last, but certainly not least. 
Wine Gary Pannell, class of 1931. Barnard 
College, joined our group. We have adopt- 
ed her as she can never leave for her own 
reunions at commencement time. Natalie 
goes on to say we can all be very proud of 
■ our Phoebe as President of the Alumn-e 
\ss"ciation. "She presided so beautifully 
at the Alumnae meeting on Monday." 

Jane Tucker Ferrill was on camnus for 
commencement to hood her n : ece. Marv 
Leigh Sea'on Marston drove up from Rich- 
i mnnd on Monday but just for the day. 
Polly Swift Calhoun has a new grand- 
child. Sarah Warner Hem'owav- Sarah's 
mother is Sue Calhoun Heminwav, '58. 
I In Calhnuns hail a Swiss boy and a 
German girl with them all summer. The 



girl and Polly ran a day cam]) for 5-3 
year olds. She said it helped to keep track 
of Faith Jade who goes into 1st grade 
this fall. Their son, Gordon, goes to 
Yale as a freshman. John, who had been 
in Italy and Finland all summer returns 
to Windham College in Vermont and as 
Vice-President of Student Council. Ted, 
their oldest son, is teaching in a prep 
school in Hartford. Conn. 

Virginia Quintard Bond reports a busy 
summer though both boys were gone most 
of the time. Her spare time was spent 
at the Dedham's Woman's Exchange. Her 
job there consisted of being everything 
from janitor to buyer. In October, the 
Bonds plan to go to Basin Harbor Club 
on Lake Champlain to "play golf, eat and 
relax." 

Virginia Derby Howse says she is "suf- 
fering from a heavy bout of teen-itis. 
ages 15 and 17." After their children are 
back in school she and her husband plan 
a trip to the west coast. 

Camp Alleghany has had a good year, 
according to Nancy Worthington. Right 
now she is in the throes of winding up the 
camp season and getting out next year's 
catalogue. 

Charlotte Kent Pinckney's son is now at- 
tending 0. C. S. at Newport. Rhode Is- 
land, having joined the U. S. N. R. after 
graduating from Yale. Charlotte tells me 
-lie saw Jessie Hall Myers in New York in 
April, looking mighty fit and boasting of 
her grandson, whose mother is Kenan, '58. 
Jessie's younger daughter is studying nurs- 
ing at the Presbyterian Hospital. 

Helen Lawrence Vander Horst sends 
word that they moved to Memphis from 
Nashville the first week in September. 
Her new address is 3460 Central Ave. 
Bishop Barth died in August and her hus- 
band. John, as Suffragan Bishop, has to 
assume the former Bishop's responsibilities. 
She is hoping to contact some old Sweet 
Briar friends there. 

Jean Cole Anderson is planning to go 
to Memphis along with Mary Sessions, '30 
and Mary's sister to see Jean's sister and 
also Helen. Incidentally, Jean's mother 
will soon celebrate her 90th birthday. 

Gill Hilton Pritchard had no news but 
sent the card back just to say "hello." 
Thank You! 

Eda Bainbridge McKnight spent the sum- 
mer on Long Island with both boys and 
their families right next door. She was 
"knee deep in grandchildren and loving 
it." By now she has returned home to her 
volun'eer work in Visiting Nurse Service 
church and the Woman's Club. 

Harriet Wilson McCaslin attended her 
30th reunion at Bucknell because it was 
on her way to pick up the children but 
couldn't make it to Sweet Briar, too. 
Their older daughter. Jan, was married 
last November and this September their 
son-in-law was transferred to Harrogate. 
England. Jan hopes to ioin him there. 
Ellen Jane, a junior at Wellesley, spent 10 
weeks in Furope this summer. Their 
son, Scott, 16. goes to Kiski School this fall 
as a junior, having spent the summer 
fixing up a 1939 Oldsmobile. Our sym- 
pathy goes to Harriet whose mother passed 
away in July after a long illness. 

Kay Taylor Adams spent two nights in 
Tulj with Tee Kelly I.arkin in Hampton. 
Va. She and her husband had been va- 
cationing at the Tides Tnn. nearby. Kav 



says, "Tee has a divine new swimming pool 
and two most attractive children." The 
Adams' younger daughter spent the sum- 
mer in Norway and will be a senior at 
Miss Fine's. Sarah, an ex-Sweet Briarite. 
is at secretarial school in New York City 
and is very happy. 

Bid Maner Vose says since both of her 
children are married and away from home, 
she travels a lot with her husband. He 
is a Trial Examiner with the National 
Labor Relations Board and his cases take 
him all over the country. 

I had a card from Martha von Briesen 
written while at sea on a 12-dav coastal 
trip from Bergen to the North Cape and 
back. They were on a small cargo vessel. 
She reported the scenery spectacular but 
not the weather — lots of ran. I gathered 
they were eating their way through Norway. 
Sweden and Denmark. 

Barbara Metz Cluett is the Public Rela- 
tions and Fashion Co-ordinator for B. 
Altman's in Short Hills. N. J. She says 
being a working girl is her forte and sb° 
loves it. She does a fashion show a week 
and is already booked up until sometime 
in 1962. She has three married daugh- 
ters, a son who is a cadet at The C'tadel 
and two grandchildren. Sounds like a 
busy gal! 

My own summer was spent in getting 
my two collegers off to work each day — 
one at 6:30 a. m. It was a little hard after 
having a winter alone and no meal routine 
to keep. 

Do keep the news coming because you 
all are my only source of news. Don't 
make me regret I took this job! 

O £"\ Flizareth Jor Jopp 
^ / (Mrs. A. H.) 
*->*■* 109 Cherry Lane 
Pikeville, Kentucky 

Flappy Pancake Mandeville, our class 
Fund Agent, wrote this spring that Vir- 
ginia Bellamy Ruffin was planning to go to 
S. B. to her daughter, Suzanne's, gradu- 
ation. Later the Ruffins had a trip sched- 
uled to Europe. Each of Susan Marshall 
Timberlake's daughters ( Frances and 
Susan) had a baby last year. Also in the 
Grandmother Department are Helen Pratt 
Secrest (her two new granddaughters give 
her a total of 6 grandchildren ) and Anna 
Gilbert Davy. Helen had lunch with 
"Gussie" on one of her jaunts to California. 

Helen also mentioned seeing Stuart 
Groner Moreno in California. Can some- 
one give us Stuart's correct address? Her 
mail has been returned from the Pomona, 
California address on file in the Alumnae 
Office. 

Sarah Bright Gracev's husband, the Rev. 
L. A. Haskell of Charleston. W. Va„ 
preached the 1961 Baccalaureate at Sweet 
Briar. 

Kav Scoff Soles had a busy summer 
with her daughter, Kathy. home from the 
University of Wisconsin and son. Jeff, from 
Dartmouth. She also entertained two lots 
of New York Tribune "fresh air" young- 
sters. 

Received an interesting newsoaper clip- 
ping and picture telling that Eleanor Lax- 
Held Davis of Winston-Salem. N. C. is gain- 
ing renown as a painter. One of her paint- 
ings won 2nd place in the I960 North 
Carolina artist competition. Her twin. 
r li/»heth Layfield Smith, lives in Raleigh. 
N. C. 



April 1962 



27 



Virginia Squibb Flynn anrl her husband 
made their annual pilgrimage to Logan, 
\Y. Va. to se his mother, then went on to 
Myrtle Beach, S. C. for a week. Gus and 
I wen- at the Beach too this summer but 
later on. 

Charlotte Magoffin writes from Deer- 
wood. Minn., thai she is still threatening 
to come East to visit her friends. She 
made- it as far as Alton. 111., to visit her 
sister this spring. Keep trying "C. H." 
and maybe you'll make it to S. B. for our 
30th next June. 

In going through a box of forgotten 
treasures my Freshman Apron came to 
light. A bit yellow, but the autographs 
as clear as ever. It is my understanding 
they don't make the Freshmen wear them 
any more — nor the green beads. Oh! the 
shame of it. Let's go back next June and 
tell them what they're missing. T'will be 
fun. Start now to lose those extra pounds, 
to be ready to see how young we still 
look. Our 25th was such an hilarious 
occasion I highly recommend this one. Do 
come. 

Jobie (now a more dignified Betty) 

O P" Rebecca Marrinek 
SS 82 So. Wade Ave. 
*-"-> Washington. Pa. 

Late in the spring. 1 talked to Anne 
Baker Gerhart, who lives in Gibsonia near 
Pittsburgh. Anne, mother of four, was 
in Europe last year. Her husband was 
there on business, and when Anne joined 
him they bought a car and did some ex- 
tensive touring. Anne talked to Judv 



Peterkin in the recent past. Judy had 
seen Alice McCloskey Sehlendorf and the 
ranch which the Schlendorfs — four of them 
— own in Colorado. 

I had a wonderful chat on the telephone 
with Elizabeth Klinedinst McGavran who 
lives in Columbus. She has seen Barbara 
Benzinger Lindsley. 

I was slaving at Northwestern this sum- 
mer: subject — children with psychoneuro- 
logical learning disorders. It's really quite 
salutary for teachers to subject themselves 
to being taught! 

All news gratefully received! 

(~\ S~ Elizabeth Morton Forsyth 
"Slfc 3122 Rivermont Avenue 
*-* v/ Lynchburg. Va. 

Thank you, thank you! All 33 of you 
who mailed hack the other half of my post- 
card request for news. A very special 
I hank you to Sunny Sim Reid for her 
letter. 

Our news (appropriately, in September! 
seems to center on education, and what 
schools and colleges our offspring are at- 
tending. Some of us have had fascinating 
trips this summer and 18 of us made it 
back to S.B. for our 25th reunion. We 
poured over the snapshots and the scrap- 
book and missed all the rest of you. 
Those who came back were Jackie Moore 
Hoofnagle (elected our class president I. 
Margaret Huxley Dick lour new Fund 
Agent) and yours truly lour new? non- 
typing class secretary). Also on campus 
were Lucille Cox, Lillian Steele Cook. 
Marguart Powell Doty. Chlor Frierson 







Pictured are Sara Shellenberger Brown. '32. member of the Board of Directors, and her family 
Mice Gary Farmer Brown. '59, Lyons III. Lee. husband Lyons, Martin. Owsley, and Ina. 



Fort. Carrie Young Gilchrist, \rnotd 
Susong Jones. Ruth Robinson Madison, 
Orissa Holden Perry, Connie Warner Mc- 
Elhinney, Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott, Mar- 
garet Smith Thomasson. Jane Shelton Wil- 
liams. Mary Poindexter Willingham. Mary 
Virginia (.amp Smith and Betty Cocke 
Winfree. 

Margaret Huxle\ Dick I she says no one 
calls her Peg anymore!) says she is send- 
ing a check for nearly $2000 to S.B., our 
25th year present to the Alumnae Associ- 
ation. Her daughter. Harriet, will return 
to Bennington a little late because of a 
serious operation. Another daughter. Car- 
roll, teaches riding at Duke and to the 
Durham and Chapel Hill youngsters. Her 
son. Ned. won Honor Camper at Sea Gull 
this summer. 

Know you will all be distressed to hear 
that Martha Anne Harvey Gwinn lost her 
husband in April after a long illness. Her 
two boys are going to W&L and her 
daughter. Anne, married, lives in Richmond 
and has the most adorable baby boy in 
the world. I know this is true because 
his grandmother said so. 

I'm distressed to report that Fran Baker 
Owen's mother died in June this year, also 
after a long illness. Fran's boys are back 
at public school and the girls are at 
Friend's and Johns Hopkins. 

Sunny Sim Reid's son will be a junior 
at Lehigh I engineering) and her daughter 
a freshman at Colby Junior College in New 
Hampshire. Sunny golfs with Judy Mo- 
Moran I athletic instructor at S.B.I and 
sees something of Mary Height Black 
lex '40). She also runs a "little pottery 
business" in Sea Girt, N. J. and sent 
me an "original" at reunion time. One 
of the fringe benefits of being class secre- 
tary! 

Dorothea McClure Mountain's daughter 
Sandy, will enter Chatham College in Pitts- 
burgh this fall. 

Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott has been 
travelling all summer. She and husband, 
Fred, and their 3 boys drove around the 
Rocky Mountains, from Colorado Springs 
up to the Canadian Waterton Lakes Park. 

Virginia Rutty Anstice's daughter, Bev- 
erly, graduated from Briarcliff this June. 
Ginny had a lovely summer golfing and 
sailing. 

"La" Donahue McCormack writes all 4 
of her boys are football players! The old- 
est. Jim is a senior at the I'niversity of 
Rochester, Jerry will be a freshman at 
Northwestern U. and Denis and Tyler are 
b^'h in high school. 

Carrie Marshall Young Gilchrist writes 
that she and Peter have bought a lot on 
which they hope to build a on° story 
house for their future years. Their older 
s-n, Peter III. worked and travelled in 
Germany this summer, and younger son, 
Marshall, went to Mexico. 

Logan Phinizy Johns and family spent 
most of the summer at their cottage on 
Fishing Bay. Her son, Ferdie, is a junior 
ar Hampden-Sydnev. daughter. Mary Park, 
a senior at St. Catherine's, and another 
son, Allen, a sophomore at St. Chris- 
topher's. 

Marie Gray Valentine Curtis' son, Calvin. 
20, is teaching horseback riding, son 
Teddy, 16, is at Thomas Jefferson, and 
Louise, 9. is at St. Catherine's. The 
Curtis' are planning to build a cottage at 
Fishing Bay next to the Johns'. 



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An mnae Magazine 



Alice Benel Hopkins went lo Kanuga 
where she saw Warwick Rust Brown, and 
just missed Virginia Guild Colmore. Alice's 
son, Christie, is a senior at Sewanee, anil 
daughter, Alice, is in school at home. (Co- 
lumbia, South Carolina. I 

Alma Martin Rotnem missed reunion 
because she got back to New Y ork from 
Creece the last day of it! She said echoes 
of her S.B. education were floating all 
around the Parthenon! 

Katie Niles Parker's No. 1 son. Dave, 
enters Meadville Theological School in Chi- 
cago. Daughter, Anne, is a senior this 
year at S.B.C. Son, Tony, will be a 
sophomore at Washington College. Md. 
Son. John, enters 10th grade and Katie 
herself is teaching 5th grade in Wellesley. 
Husband. Franklin, is a consulting engi- 
neer. 

Peg Campbell Usher's daughter. Sue. is 
going to Miami U. in Oxford, Ohio, and 
son. Don. Jr.. to Blair Academy. 

Chickie Gregory writes from the Uni- 
rersity of Richmond. She is looking for 
a woman librarian and states thev are in 
very short supply. "Like many other col- 
leges." says Chickie. "we have fallen back 
on men. not from choice but from neces- 



Virginia (.amp Smith. 
'36. with her husband, 
daughters Mary Lind- 
say, 15, Charlotte, 13. 
and son Charles (bet- 
ter known as Lee I. 9. 




Phoebe Pierson Dunn's husband has been 
in hospital over 2 months after a back 
operation. Judv. Phoebe's S.B. sopho- 
more daughter, has been her assistant in 
photographic work this summer. Suzann-. 
another daughter, is living in New York 
and working for Time-Lite. Son. Chip, i- 
off to bearding school this fall. 

Connie If arner McElbinney says tie- 
summer flew bv in a welter of Ponv Club 
activities which took them to Farmington 
and Radnor. Pa., with their winning Lou- 
doun teams. She spent a few days at 
Nag's Head (that's apDropriate! >. Is pres- 
ently entertaining and tutoring a 12-year- 
old Venezuelan boy before school ooen*. 
Her son is in Germany with the Signal 
Corns and has joined a skv-diving club! 

Jeanne Grandeman Lose** has three bovs: 
Tom. Jr. at Duke. Alan at Taft School and 
Keith s''ll at home. 

Margaret Robertson Densmore and hus- 
band went to Berkeley. Calif, to visit the ; r 
daughter. son-in-law and their gr-mdson. 
She saw Tory Himes Beddoes a' b:'r home 
in Hillsdale. Mich. 

Jane Fox Dodson say- sh- ha* th" m isi 
fascinating job ever. She is director of 
Recording for the Blind: records text- 
books for bind s'uden's throu«rhoir >h- 
country. She also has four grandchildren! 

Laura Roulette Wright an I husband were 
in Europe for three months. Her son. 
Freddy, is in 2nd year law at U. Va. 

Emily Bowen Muller and family took a 
11.000-mile driving trio this summer. Th^\ 
went to a ranch in Wyoming, enioved the 
National Parks, and rode mule-back to 
Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand 
Canvon. Son. Chin. 14. and daughter 
Sarah. 12. enioyed Disneyland mos' of all. 

Dottie Butch Bagg is the toy buver for 
a Holvoke hospital. Her 15-vear-old son 
is at Vermont Academy this fall. Terrv. 
age 14. is staving at home. H»r husband 
has been made manager of the paper 
! mill. 

Nancy Braswell Holderness' oldest son 
was in Eurone this summer and met up 
with C. M. Young Gilchrist's son in Ger- 
many. The other six Holderness' drove 



to Montreal, took a boat trip to Murrav 
Bay, and liked it so well they stayed. 
Her oldest two boys are at Chapel Hill, 
but they have two girls and another boy 
at home. 

Nancy Dicks Blanton has three daugh- 
ters; the oldest a senior at S.B.C. Kath- 
erine, next in line, is a sophomore at 
Smith and spent the summer in Belgium 
with the Experiment in International Liv- 
ing. Lydia, age 12. spent the summer 
nursing a broken arm. 

Esther O'Brian Robinson wrote that son. 
John, was now in the Army. 

Lucille Scott Knoke is teaching kinder- 
garten at the Gill School in Bernardsville, 
N. J. where her husband is Headmaster. 
Sally, youngest of the Knoke's. will s'art 
9th grade at Gill, and Paul. 19. will 
return to V.M.I, for 2nd year. David, after 
4 years of Air Force, returned to Florida 
State U. as a sophomore. Scott, the old- 
est, and wife Charlotte have just presented 
"Scotty" with 2nd grandson. 

Marjorie Wing Todd, after 17 years, has 
all her children in school now. 

Kin Carr Baldwin's daughter. Stuart, a 
S.B. girl also, was a counselor this sum- 
mer at a French Camp in Vermont. 

Chloe Frierson Fort's girls are both at 
S.B. Older son. Garth, is at the Uni- 
versity and younger son. Christopher, deep 
in football and the 7th grade. 

My oldest daughter. Betty. (S.B. grad- 
uate '601 will have been married one year 
Sept. 17 to the nicest son-in-law there is. 
and happily for us is living about three 
blocks away. Second daughter. Elsie, is 
a senior at Mount Vernon Junior College, 
in Washington, D. C, as is Mary Poin- 
dexter Willingham's daughter, Anne. Son. 
Douglas, 16, is in 3rd year at Virginia 
Episcopal School in Lynchburg, and young- 
est, Nancy, 14, at school here in town. 
Harry and I and the two younger children 
tripped to Nassau this summer. I keep 
busy with the usual, and love keeping 
up with the class of '36. Expect to see 
this year Kin Carr Baldwin and Chloe 
Frierson Fort at Parents' Dav and meeting 



of Alumnae Council. Lucille Scott Knoke 
and husband when they visit S.B.C. in 
November and Katie Niles Parker and 
Nancy Dicks Blanton at graduation. And 
maybe more of you! I hope so. 

O ^ Peccy Minder Davis 

*) i ,Mrs ' Paul > 

^^ * 445 Riverside Drive 

New York, New York 

Although it's a bit too soon to pack, 
do start planning for our 25th reunion. 
I'm not certain which of our classmates 
hope to attend, but we think we'll be well 
represented. Ellen Lee Snodgrass Park 
wrote that she was the only member of 
our class present at the commencement ac- 
tivities last June when she attended the 
Executive Board meeting, but she had 
great fun as an 'adopted" member of the 
class of '36. Both Elbe and Maggie Corn- 
well Schmidt asked me to encourage every- 
one to "reune in June." I hope in my next 
letter to furnish a list of participants. 
May I add your name:' If you haven't 
visited S.B.C. recently, you will be amazed 
at the new buildings and improvements on 
campus — and won't it be fun to greet your 
classmates! 

Isabel Olmstead Haynes had a fabulous 
trip through England and France this sum- 
mer with her sons. She is currently work- 
ing on her M.A.. hoping to teach when h"r 
boys go off to college leaving her "too 
vulnerable to community projects" of which 
she's had more than enough. 

Lollie Redlern Ferguson is still work'ng 
as book editor of The I irginian-Pilot. She 
went to Virginia Beach for vacation just 
in time for the rainy season. The weather 
didn't discourage the teen-agers and "l'ttle 
women and little men" were verv much in 
evidence. Lollie returned to work exhaust- 
ed, but delighted with office quiet. 

Summer has seemed lonesome and quiet 
for Pollv Lambeth Blackwell after her won- 
derful trio in May to the Eastern Mediter- 
ranean. All three girls were away at camp 
and Pollv and her husband amused them- 



IlPRIl 1962 



29 



selves re-living t h<-ir wonderful experiences 
in the Greek Islands, Istanbul, Egypt, etc. 

Spring found Bobby, Lee Jarvis and her 
mother touring Sicily, Greece, the Yugo- 
slav Coast, Venice and Naples. Bobbj 
found thai two years of \ncienl Greek 
al S.B.C. proved valuable in reading Greek 
s j;ns an:l managing an occasional sentence, 
French came in band} too, especially one 
morning when the boat discharged them 
on the Piraeus waterfront at 4:30 a. m. 
with 12 suitcases and no place to go until 
the *> ugoslav steamship office opened at 
8:30. \ kindly French-speaking longshore- 
man rescued them, found them a place to 
wait, provided food and entertainment an I 
trundled their suitcases all over town on 
a handcart. 

In July Molly Gruber Stoddart had a de- 
lightful vacation in Bermuda. Molly's 
mother rented a house almost next door 
to Betty Anne Wuggleton Patterson lex 
'.T7 1 . Betty has four children, ages 5 to 
19. The oldest daughter is currently a 
sophomore at S.B.C. In August Mollv did 
some sailing with friends in Rhode Inland. 
She is now busy with a local annual hos- 
pital fair which keeps the whole neighbor- 
hood hopping! 

A card from Biddy Sicard Sita tells me 
that she. too. had a trip through the Mid- 
dle East with Egypt. Israel, Iran and Iraq 
on her itinerary. She spent several wee's 
in Yugoslavia. Cammy, her 22-vear-obl 
daughter, finished Katharine Gibbs and 
is now working in New York Citv. C'ndy 
119) after a summer of travel through 
Europe with a friend, is finishing un a' 
Stephens. Biddy would be happy to see 
any Briarites when they visit Brussels. 

Grisy Deringer Plater wrote that she 
was relaxing after getting her older son. 
Zigi. off to Princeton. He graduated in 
lime with many honors from the Hill 
School and enjoyed working all summer 
at the L. I. Biological Lab at Cold Spring 
Harbor. Grisy's 16-year-old son and R- 
year-old daughter attend day school in 
Kintnersville. Pa. 

Becky Douglass Mapp thoroughly enjov- 
ed her European trip this spring and 
spent the summer fishing and boating on 
the Chesapeake Bay. Mildred returns to 
Garland College in Boston, Margaret to 
St. Catharine's in Richmond and Carolyn 
will be at home, attending 9th grade. 

Aggie Crawford Bates had a quiet sum- 
mer with short trips to Virginia Beach 
and to North Carolina to visit their son at 
camp. Otherwise Aggie did some boating, 
froze vegetables, picked crabs, drove chil- 
dren and "watched the rabbits eat all her 
annuals." Ouite a list of activities! 

Yard work occupied Mary Helen Frw- 
auff Klein this summer. Fruffy was busy 
trying to make "the world look level"— 
establishing a new lawn on the "good ol I 
Oklahoma red clay." I gather Fruffy 
is enjoying her new home. She expects 
to come east at Christmas time. 

Kathleen Fshe/man Maginnis soent the 
summer selling their house in New Or- 
leans and getting settled in Covmgton. 
She sees Susan Matthews Powell frequen'- 
ly and thev are both hoping to attend 
reunion in June. 

A newlv arrived card from Peggy M*r- 
ritt Haskell informs me that there reil'y 
were two members of our class at Swe^t 
Briar Inst June. Her daughter Sheila grad- 
uated then and is presently taking an exec- 



utive training course in retailing in New 
York. Peg's husband is hospitalized with 
a slipped disc. She has been busy getting 
son. George, off to Hotchkiss for his senior 
\ear and daughter. Joanna, to Bryn Mawr. 
She still finds time for fox bunting an I 
loves it. except for the early hours. 

Dinnie Hardin has been travelling all 
over the country showing dogs. She has 
become enthusiastic about field trials in 
which her setters participate. She hope- 
to attend the reunion festivities as her 
niece, a sophomore, is counting on her 
presence. 

Peggy Cruikshank Dyer wrote just before 
leaving for S.B.C. with Mary (sophomore! 
and Julie (freshman I. Peg had a wonder- 
ful summer of tennis and duplicate bridge 
and just plain being "alive." She and 
Holmes enjoyed their five-week trip to 
Europe. 

Stanford University is fortunate to have 
Martha Hardesty Minshall working there, 
recording gifts bestowed on the University. 
Her eldest son. Tim. is in the Army in 
Korea, second son. Michael, is studying 
and working for the Stanford newspaper, 
third son. Phil, is in the Air Force at 
Lackland A.F.B.. Texas, and fourth son. 
Greg, is in the 4th grade. 

Dottie Price Roberts just returned from 
vacation at Ocean City. Md. where they 
have a cottage and son, Scott, has been a 
lief guard for the last few years. He is 
now 6' 6" and rtottie hopes that if he i« 
drafted after college, the Army will have 
an easier time outfitting him than sh- h i- 
had. He starts college this fall and daugh- 
ter. Jeannie, is a freshman in high school — 
"very blonde and blunt!" 

Sightseeing and family visits kept Syd 
Gort Herpers busy on her recent visit to 
the East Coast. She returned to Seattle 
in time for her sons to leave for school. 
Husband Ferd played in the Seattle open 
pro-amateur golf tournament and Syd 
worked on the committee. 

Marie Walker Gregory, Iter father and 
son stopped in to see Lil Lambert Penning 
ton en route to Richmond from Brevard. 
N C. They had a nice visit. Lillian re- 
ports that son Neiland took a Spanish 
course this summer at Duke and returned 
to Durham early for a week of choir and 
glee club rehearsals before the start of his 
iunior vear. Lil had recently driven 
through S.B.C. and wr'tes "'How wonderful 
everything looked — and the construction is 
astounding. No one should m'«s our 25th 
reunion — to gape and admire!" 



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Marion Brown Zaiseb 

(Mrs. Robert A.) 

124R Monterey Blvd. 

St. Petersburg 4. Florida 
Did y'all see in the July Magazink our 
own Rose Hyde Fales — not one whit 
changed in 23 years! — talking with Dean 
Pearl? Rosie tripped all the way from 
Paris to see daughter. Willia. graduate! 

And did you read about Charlotte being 
the Nominating City this year, with Dolly 
Nicholson Tate, chairman of the nomi- 
nating committee? 

Georgia Black Kievit's son. Dick, gradu- 
ated from Annapolis and was sworn into 
the Marines as a 2nd lieutenant in June. 
He's now at Ouantico, Va. Georgia is 
still doing professional knitting and pul- 
ling in many hours at the hospital in 
Ridgewood as a Gray Lady. 



With her marriage to Edwin W. Ram- 
on August 5, Louise Bailey Kane also ac- 
quired a 14-year-old daughter and a lovely 
terrace apartment with a view of the 
lower hay. in Bay Ridge. Brooklyn. Noj 
wonder Louise, who is still with the A. T. I 
& T. Company in New York City, says she 
manages to keep more than a little busy! 

Margaret Coleman Ford is executive sec; 
retary for the Georgetown I S. C.) Tubercu- 
losis Association, with office hours in the 
morning. In the afternoons Margaret has 
a full-time job keeping up with her 2 hoys. 
2 and 4. Margaret promises a picture of ] 
the boys, of whom she and Charles are 
mighty proud. Number One Son arrived 
after nearly 15 years of married life! 

Marion Fuller Kellogg sent an air mail 
postcard after seeing young Dave off for 
his freshman year at Tulane University and 
then flying the next day. to Phoenix, Ariz, 
to see daughter. Anne, married in the Wil- 
liams Air Base chapel to a young 2nd 
lieutenant. 

Denise duPon' Zapife relumed Eas 
from Minnesota in time to put all 7 chil- 
dren back in school. In May. Denise and 
Carl went to Japan for the Rotary Inter- 
national meeting. Carl being president of | 
the Baltimore Club. They returned just 
2 days before Denise. Jr.'s. marriage to 
Robert M. Digges. and three days after- 
ward they went to Minnesota. In Auaus'j 
Denise was chairman of a flower shovj 
which was attended by 600! 

Besides having a grand trip to Lake 
Chautauqua with Bill, Jinny Faulkner 
Mathews made her usual trip to Miami 
last spring. While one of Jinny's daugh- 
ters went to Camp Allegheny, the Math-ws 
enjoyed a summer of swimming and golf- 
ing at the country club in Charleston. 
The eldest girl is head majorette at her 
Junior High this year. 

Josephine Happ Willingham's sons want- 
ed to stay at home in Macon this sum- 
mer since they both go away to school. 
One is a sophomore at Tulane: the other 
a senior at E.H.S. The Willinghams did 
have a week at the beach, though, includ- 
ing their 9th grade daughter. Jo and 
Soain usually take a winter vacation in 
Florida. 

Another who summered in Florida was 
Mary Cobb Hulse. whose Bonnie goes to 
Sweet Briar this year after a summer of 
"playing" in Hawaii — and staying with 
Mary Thompson Fabbrini when she was j 
in San Francisco. Cobbie's son. Billy, who 
goes to Hotchkiss. came as close as Tampa 
(only 20 miles from St. Pete) with the 
Ponte Vedra swimming team. 

Still another classmate I just missed 
seeing here in Florida is Pollyanna Shorn 
well Holloway. While visiting friends at 
beautiful Blue Run. I located — by boat — 
Polly's and Robert's summer home there. 
and enjoyed meeting Pollyanna's charming 
sister; but the Holloways weren't sched- 
uled to arrive til the next week. 

Earlier this summer 1 had the time of 
mv life driving to Ft. Benning with two 
delightful young ladies who were to be 
my Robert's and one of his classmates' 
dates for all the social activities given for 
the visiting Air Force Academy cadets. 
Never before did I realize the fun I'd 
been missing by having an all-masculine 
family! 

In July Robert came home for 4 weeks' 
leave, at the conclusion of which we went 



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to Cape Canaveral to put him on a Colo- 
rado-bound plane. Then Kent and 1 drove 
on down the East Coast; but on the Over- 
seas Highway another ear made a sudden 
turn in front of ours. Kent's quick re- 
actions saved our convertible from flipping 
in a ditch, so the car and I were the only 
"casualties." A week later we went back 
to Key West to pick up our partly-repaired 
car: and now my banged-up knees are 
operating at about 80% of maximum effici- 
ent) . 

How I keep wishing 1 could correspond 
with all of you via these News Notes or by 
personal letters, but it's not permissible. 
It's so good to hear from everyone, though 
— and do. please, keep it up! 



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Betty Frazier Rinehart 
(Mrs. Theodore I 
3622 South Wheeling 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 



A letter from Tready this summer re- 
minds us that the class of '39 was one 
ol the top four for the number of con- 
tributors to the Alumnae Fund in I960 
and 61. We also exceeded the 50% goal 
with a 53%. Tready (Mary Treadivay 
oowns) is now turning over the Class 
fund Agent title to V lrginia Well fori/ 
Farwell. Tready also gave me the bit of 
news that Betty Barnes Bird is living in 
Ghana where her husband is setting up 
a Hour mill for the Ghana government. 

The last 1 heard of Yvonne Leggett Dyer 
was that she and whole family were on 
their way to California by car. Don't be 
surprised to hear from her this fall con- 
cerning our 25th Reunion contribution. 

A card that came in too late for the 
spring letter was from Boots I underbill 
brown. The Brown family also headed for 
California this summer. Boots has kept 
very busy with Junior League projects. 
Girl Scouts, and 6th grade field hockey, 
plus selling "Henri Fayette" Christmas 
cards. Son, Jonathan, Jr., is off to Deer- 
field Prep. Julie will be in the 10th grade 
and Allison in the 7th. 

Betsy Campbell Gawthrop writes that 
she had just returned from a glorious so- 
journ in Louisville, Kentucky where she 
and her family attended the wedding of 
her cousin. Her son worked this summer 
and the girls were in camp. 

A card from Anne Parks Webb informed 
me that she is now living in Jacksonville, 
has three children, and teaches 5th grade. 
Her husband also teaches school. 

Please, more news this winter for the 
February issue. 

A f\ Clara MacRae Causey 
lL\ I i Mrs. B. D., Jr.) 

- r ^-' 714 Fontaine St. 
Alexandria, Va. 
My best source of news this time is 
a letter from Nancy Haskins Elliott. She 
reports that Clara Call Frazier had twin 
sons last January, making six boys and one 
girl in the family! Mildred Moon Mon- 
tague was co-chairman of the big annual 
Cotton Ball in Chattanooga at the end 
of the summer, and Kitty Estvs Johnston's 
daughter, Kathy. was among those pre- 
sented. Mildred's son. Will, is a fresh- 
man at the University of Virginia this fall. 
Nancy also reports the sad news that Mary 
Frances Barn hard t Calder's husband died 
in Switzerland last spring, while the whole 



family was spending a year abroad. Sarah 
Mayo Sohn s husuana, Louis, came to 
Laliech to lecture on a program wliicli 
i Nancys husband was organizing. The 
clliotts took the Sohns out to dinner, bui 
INancy and Sarah didn t even recognize each 
other at hrst! Nancy and David had a 
wondertul trip abroad this summer in con- 
junction with a business trip to faris tor 
David. They spent four wccks traveling in 
trance, Scandinavia and Great Britain. 

Adelaide Bo;e Glascock and her hus- 
band and son were also among the lucky 
ones who went to Europe this summer. 
They went over by ship, spent several days 
in London, and then took off in a Ford 
Consul, traveling ultimately about 1500 
miles in Great Britain and France, and 
then flew back by jet. 

Eve Williams Turnbull was one of the 
five delegates from the Diocese of Virginia 
to the Triennial Meeting of the Women ol 
the Episcopal Church, which was held in 
Detroit in September. This honor came 
to Eve as a result of years of active par- 
ticipation in church affairs. 

A ~t Helen Watson Hill 
/I. I i Mrs. George D.) 
-*-' -*- 416 Oakridge Drive 
Rochester 17, N. Y. 

September 15, 1961 
"Here s to the reunion, so sweet and twenty 
With thrills and chills and surprises 

a-plenty, 
Surprised that we've managed to stay just 

the same 
That none was too halt, or too blind or 

too lame 
To go over the hill on this memorable 

June 
To think and to drink, to commune and 
reune. 

So here's to the class 
Of assorted spring flowers 
Tomorrow's not theirs, gals 
Tomorrow is ours." 

So recited Olivia Rhodes Woodin at our 
class picnic at the lake! There were 35 of 
us back for our 20th (the largest reuning 
class) and second floor Reid was never 
like this 20 years ago! Much of the fun 
was in greeting classmates as they arrived; 
most impressive was the tour of the Fine 
Arts Center (those soup dinners paid off), 
and the enlightening Alumnae College 
seminars. Everyone was happy, the cam- 
pus was beautiful and the chatter went 
on and on. 

What really made us realize that it has 
been 20 years was our class daughters com- 
ing to Sweet Briar. Jean Ruggles Smith 
was there with her darling daughter, 
Lynne, who had just completed her fresh- 
man year. And there are 5 more of our 
daughters entering the class of '65: Genie 
Dickey (Margaret Stuart Wilson), Eliza- 
beth MacRae ( Chee-Chee Brown-Serman I . 
Douglas Noell, ( Lossie Taylor). Lucy Pat- 
terson (Piney Martin), and Aline Rex 
( Emory Hill) . 

The scrapbook was passed around con- 
stantly as we poured over letters and pic- 
tures. Thanks to Dedore for all her en- 
thusiasm! We even heard from such far- 
away alums as Anita Loving Lewis in 
Germany, and Piney Martin Patterson in 
Puerto Rico. For those of you who wrote 



"bus) houeswife" under job classification, 
you might be interested that Ldge Cartlu.- 
iiwne u Donnell and Allen bugoy iVlacnen 
each have 6 children, Ldie V ongenr Bridges 
lias i, and i think f'\ Uowling von Wen- 
sneim tops us all wtih 1U, 6 gins and ■* 
hoys: it you ttiought that grandchildren 
neaumg was ridiculous, hear, near: smi- 
ley uevme Clemens writes she has "Z oi 
jacks whom 1 adore," and Lucky Lloyu 
usgood has two step-sons aged z4 and 
ly, the older one married. She writes 
"not yet — but soon!" under grandchildren. 

Also impressive was the career status 
ot some. Lillian Breedlove White, Helen 
Anne Littleton Hauslein and Joanne Lilly 
Abbott are doing substitute teaching. Full 
time teachers are Betty Blount Kempson, 
Spanish and English; Helen Gwinn Wal- 
lace, English; Wilma Cavett Bird, Latin. 
Aside from teaching, Gertrude Marill 
Stanchfield is a psychologist in the Alco- 
holic Clinic in Washington, Mary Anne 
Somervell Brenza is an insurance agent 
in Miami, and Frances Wilson Dowdey is 
production editor of several small maga- 
zines in Richmond. 

1 know you all will be saddened to hear 
of the death of Alpine Martin Patterson's 
young son in early October, and join in 
sending our sympathy. 

Somehow at the class picnic I was ap- 
pointed class secretary. I only hope 1 
can do as good a job as Margaret Stuart 
Wilson Dickey has for the past 5 years 
And Joan Myers Cole has the dubious 
honor of being class fund agent, so do 
answer the call when she asks for con- 
tributions! Need I say, please write me 
news between now and January for the 
next letter? 

/t £"\ Jeanne Sawyer Facgi 
/1 , 7 (Mrs. Jeanne S.) 
A^ 15 Sudbury Rd. 
Concord, Mass. 

Too tired to remember that glorious 
carefree summer? Me, too. After July 
at Cape Cod, moved in August, plus went 
into the real estate biz. got Johnny back 
to Andover, (all 5' 11" of him), Cindy 
to a new school, etc., etc. and no time now 
to collapse. Happy complaints, though. 

A few tidbits wandered in over the sum- 
mer. Stellar among them, our first class 
daughter entered the S.B.C. freshman class 
this fall, Sudie Clark Hanger's Libba. And 
Diana Greene Helfrich produced Daniel 
(auspiciously) on Inauguration Day. "Di" 
says "Hope will be a senior at St. Agnes 
this fall. David goes into Junior High and 
Mike into 2nd grade. Harry is still in 
the Navy, the Astronautics Office in the 
Bureau of Weapons." She's for tennis and 
Little Theatre, recently "Kiss Me Kate" 
and planning on reunion! 

When last heard from, Sally Walke Rog- 
ers was about to "zoom over Europe" 
visiting her sister-in-law in England and 
on to France. Mary Wheat Crowell lux- 
uriated on Nantucket while back in Char- 
lottesville her flowers were being shown by 
the local landscape gardener to a class in 
same. "Toppin" 's 9-year-old is fast be- 
coming an accomplished pianist, her six- 
year-old a horsewoman with a ribbon in 
the Farmington Hunt Club Show. 

Joanne Oberkirch Willis has a job with 
an electric plant's sales and service not 
to mention P.T.A. liason between Board 



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ol Education and P.T.A., Girl Scouts, 
Vudubon Society, two years -mn on the 
\ illage Board of Trustees, and "two girls 
and home lill in chinks "I time." 

Everyone else seems to be moving. New 
house tor (Catherine Coggins Clark in Pasa- 
dena. San Diego losl Patricia Brightbill 
Snyder to Poway, and Margaret Beckei 
Schiltges to Zionsville, Indiana. Janet Lee 
4ppell Phillips look oil from Hillsboro, 
Mo. to Creve Coeur, and Olivia Crumpler 
Nolting lu^ been lost, found, and lost 
again c o the Stale Department Washing- 
ton, l>. C. 

Eloise English Davies wrote in Ma> that 
she was "leaving Long Beach, Cal. after 
school is out, happj to be ending a year 
of near-widow-hood while Tom has been 
at sea. June 16 1 sail for the Orient on 
the President Hoover to join him for sight- 
seeing in Japan and Hongkong, and per- 
haps Bankok, then on to Washington where 
he'll attend the National War College next 
year. Our 15-year-old. Tom. Jr., is mak- 
ing the trip while mother takes over the 
three younger ones." 

Good example for you-all. Mothers do 
take over the brood. So pen to paper, gals. 
( lorral that roommate and make plans 
NOW to move yourselves Sweet Briar way 
next June for 20 times whoopee! 

A rj Louse Woodruff Angst 
/I, "< (Mrs. John E.) 
-*-'*-' 135 Melrose Avenue 
Kenilworth. Illinois 
My thanks to all who wrote me newsy 
letters. Since none of you are near enough 
to easily phone or see as in Connecticut. 
I must rely on mail for this column. 

Ouija Adams Bush, her husband and 
three children, vacationed in Hawaii this 




Recently initiated into the Theta Chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa were alumnae Catherine 
Coleman, '42. headmistress of the Hannah 
More Academy, and Frances Gregory, '36, 
associate professor of history at Westhamp- 
ton College, shown above chatting with 
Margaret Mead, well-known anthropologist, 
who was the speaker for the occasion. 



summer. They went to Disneyland, hail 
"5 glorious days on the Matsonia." and 
visited in Honolulu before going to a re- 
sort on the island of Maui. 

In Honolulu. Tookie Kniskern White, he] 
husband, three sons and a daughter, were 
wonderful to them at their summer place 
at Laie. "What fun we had!" said Ouija. 
"We also saw a native luau near the 
White's house before we left." 

The illness of her mother brought Ouija 
home early. Her family returned via San 
Francisco. There they saw B. J. Leighton 
and diet Lane and their 12- and 10-year-old 
boys. Chet still is a ball fan I helped start 
Little League in Burlingame). and he took 
them all to a Giant-Cardinal game. For 
their vacation (later in August) B. J. and 
( diet spent two weeks at Lake Taboe. 

Bob and Dot Long Cousins and their 
16- and 12-year-old sons had a wonderful 
trip to Europe in July. Dot claimed that 
it was better than they ever dreamed it 
would be. 

Polly Boswell Fosdick, whom many of 
us haven't seen since freshman year be- 
cause she transferred to the U. of Texas, 
now lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Her 
husband is on the journalism faculty of 
the U. of Wisconsin and is working on 
his Fh.D. on the side. They have a son 
14, daughter 11. another son 9 — and a 
new house with lots of room which is 
greatly appreciated after an apartment. 
Polly did local commercials for WIBA 
while Jim was a full-time student. She 
said she is busier now being den mother. 
Girl Scout leader. Faculty Wives board 
member. Church worker, and part-time 
secretary. I hope to see her when she 
comes to Evanston to see her family. 

Angela Marston Beste wrote from Green- 
ville. Del. that she is busy. too. She and 
Bob have five children; the oldest is 12 
and the only girl. They recently planned 
and built their home which is long with a 
view from all windows: the part they use 
is all on one floor. She concluded. "I 
must be lazy and am really not efficient so 
there's little time for great deeds." How- 
ever she and her husband, who is in the 
real estate business, take part in school 
and community affairs. They also go to 
Ocean City, N. J. in the summer and 
"pack into a tiny cottage and sail and 
fish and have company!" 

Charlie and Eloise Ellis Simons and 
their four chidlren I Charles 12, Alan 10. 
Eloise. 7. Frampton 1V-) spent the last two 
weeks of August at their cottage in Sea 
Island, Ga. Recently they moved to At- 
lanta from Gainesville where they have 
lived ever since their marriage. Charlie 
has a furniture manufacturing business 
and has been active in Georgia Tech's Na- 
tional Alumnae Association. Eloise said 
that she was delighted to find that Alan 
will be in the same fifth grade class as 
Mary Stewart Carter Richardson's son, Lee. 

Jeanne Turner Benjamin lives in Kens- 
ington. Md. She has two sons; the older 
boy is a Star Scout and the younger is a 
Cub. Both boys swim, Jeanne and Fred 
play golf, and Jeanne writes children's 
stories. Her husband is Head of Staff 
for Task Planning and Finance at the 
Naval Ordnance Lab at White Oak. Md. 

Judy Scott Hodges married Charles John- 
son and is living in Tallahassee, Fla. 

A letter dated Dec. 1, 1960. starts off 
with "Having just mailed my annual con- 



tribution to the Alumnae Fund" . . . and 
it is due again, everyone . . . came from 
Dottie Campbell Scribner who lives in 
Uountain Lakes, N. .1. It told of their 
latest daughter born in April, 1959, of 
their oldest daughter going to Mt. Holyoke 
this fall, of the red Volkswagon bus Dot- 
tie has to transport the other six children 
to their various activities (and these are 
many ) . Her husband put in a year as a 
Charter Study Commissioner, is on the 
Board of Education, and is Director of 
Advertising for Silver Burdette, publisher 
of textbooks. 

My last two letters were both from 
Brooks Barnes who now is Supervisor of 
the Medical Service at Children's Medical 
Center in Boston. Her first letter told of 
taking her nephew and a cousin's son to 
Gettysburg and Washington, D. C. during 
the hrst week of her vacation. 

During the second week she went to 
Maine, in Portland, she saw Nancy Pin- 
gree Drake and Val Materne Jones. Their 
husbands were racing in the Marhegan 
Island sailboat race. Still with Ping and 
Vale she later saw Judy Snow Benoit and 
a few of her seven children. "Our three 
classmates looked great," said Brooks, and 
she had fun seeing them. 

The third week of her vacation she 
spent on the tennis courts or in the water 
at Plymouth. When she returned to Boston 
she saw Ted and Camille Guyton Guething. 
They had taken their 14-year-old daughter. 
Avery, to the N. E. Medical Center for 
aplastic anemia. 

Brooks second letter was written Sep- 
tember 9th and told me Avery died that 
morning. She felt all of us would like to 
know. Our sincerest sympathy to Camille 
and her family. Her address is: 581 Lake 
Park Drive. Birmingham. Mich. 

Fay Martin Chandler and her family 
-pent the summer in Nantucket. Not far 
away on the Cape, our 13-year-old spent 
his third summer sailing, which he would 
rather do than anything else; he happily 
discovered much sailing on Lake Michigan 
when he came home and is now settled 
in his old class in school. Woody went 
to Canada canoe tripping which is his fa- 
vorite pastime and now is a freshman at 
New Trier High School. Weezy started first 
grade with the teacher the boys had. and 
is as happy as they were then, and are 
now. on their return to Kenilworth. Johnny 
and I are just as elated and plan much 
fun and many things for our new house. 

Keep me posted now. 

A /i Gene Patton MacMannis 
lLIL (Mrs. D. R.) 
^^ 68 Holly Place 

Larchmont, N. Y. 

Twenty-one years ago this fall we were 
finding our respective ways to S.B.C. Now 
doesn't that make you pause! 

Pat Whitaker Waters writes "Our daugh- 
ter, Kathleen, spent a month at Camp 
Alleghany I Dr. Hugh Worthington's camp) 
in West Virginia — many Sweet Briar con- 
nections down there. We had great plans 
to visit Dr. Barker at Sweet Briar on our 
way home from the Smoky Mountains, 
but due to illness we had to get back to 
Baltimore as quickly as possible. I see 
Ann Moore Remington frequently. She is 
3rd District Chairman of Junior Garden 
Clubs in Maryland, quite a huge job. 



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1 am 2nd \ ice-President of our Garden 
Club in Lutherville and love it. We love 
our new, old liome — have been in it a year 
now." 

Jane Rice McPherson is leaving Atlanta. 
She and Tommy and children are moving 
to Evanston, Indiana, where Tommy will 
work for Mead and Johnson, as Associate 
Medical Director. 

Lihhy Vaughan Bishop lias just finished 
two years as President ot the Women's 
Symphony Association of San Antonio. She 
Bays, "It was a fascinating job, for we 
saw and met the musical greats who came 
In San Antonio. For one who barely- 
passed Miss Weavers Bach and Beethoven 
music course, it has been a thrill to work 
so closely with the musical world. Louis 
and 1 have been most fortunate in that 
we have travelled for pleasure a great deal 
since spring — California, Colorado, east 
to New York and next month to Chicago. 
It's been broadening in more ways than 
one and fun!" 

We had the wonderful experience this 
July of celebrating my Mother and Dad's 
50th wedding anniversary. Their three 
children, nine grandchildren, and almost 50 
relatives gathered in Amarillo, Texas for 
the event. On Sept. 2nd. Betsy Brom- 
field. daughter of my sister. Mary Kate 
I'atton Bromfield, '33, was married in West 
Hartford. Conn, to Todd Anderson. Our 
Gay was a bridesmaid, and we had another 
family reunion! 

I would welcome news with your Christ- 
mas cards. Please send pictures with no 
writing on the back so they can be used 
Ed the Magazine. 

/i p - Jilia Mills Jacobsen 
ZLi i i Mrs. Lawrence) 
T^^' 4416 Edmunds Street. N. W. 
.Washington. D. C. 

The Jacobsen tribe still numbers one 
husband I industrial engineer with NASA 
— travels to Huntsville. and Norfolk regu- 
larly!, one son. 15, one daughter. 12. 
one dog. turtle, fish, etc. 1 am not teach- 
ing at the moment but devote all time to 
being Alumnae Secretary and Development 
Officer at Holton-Arms School. Still dabble 
in furniture and paint on the side. 

Faithful Dickie Jordan writes that Betty 
Pender Lazenby's husband. Dick, just made 
Captain. They are living in Ponte Vedro, 
Florida with their two sons, Ricky and 
Pender. Perk Traugott Brown, husband. 
children and ponies camped out at Cape 
Hatteras this summer. They rode ponies 
up and down the beach. I took my two 
camping in the deep woods sans husband 
this summer. Dickie and husband hope to 
see Edie Page in Roanoke at the Va. -V.P.I. 
game in October. 

Lile Tucker Bell wrote as soon as she 
packed all four children off to school. 
Eleanor. 14. is starting 9th grade at Stuart 
Hall. The other three, ages 12. 10 and 8 
all walk to nearby public school. Lovah 
/F ilcox Gearhart and David stopped to see 
Lile on their way to visit Jody Morgan 
Hartman in August. Lovah completes the 
report writing that she, David and girls 
were in Ocean City with Jody. then went 
on to Charleston. The Mcjunkins enter- 
tained them there and they returned via 
Sweet Briar. Lovah was delighted and 
surprised to find Carol Cox MacKinnon in 
the Alumnae Office — guess who gets to 



edit these notes — Carol took them on the 
grand tour of the new Fine Arts Building. 
\ trip to Detroit kept Lovah from Steve 
Nicolson's wedding. Steve was married 
September 18 to Robinson Mcllvaine. 
American Ambassador to Dahomey. After 
a stop-over in Brussels with her sister, they 
will go on to Cotonou, Dahomey. 

Wyline Chapman Sayler spent part of 
her vacation with Betsy Miller Sayler ("55 1 
and brother, Jack. Her crusade to start 
a pilot program in elementary school lan- 
guage instruction was a success and Span- 
ish is being taught in their school as well 
as one other in the county. 

Mary Kathryn Frye Hemphill has one 
child each in high school, junior high, 
grammar school and kindergarten. She is 
president of her church group for the 
year. 

Lib Love Orth and Charlie are still in 
Cambridge. Charlie is a professor at 
Harvard. Many of their friends have 
moved to Washington with the Kennedy 
administration. 

Martha Holton and Don Glesser spent 
part of their summer in Maine. I wasn't 
sure if it was the beauty of Maine or lack 
of telephone that pleased them the most. 
All 3 Glessers are in all-day school in 
Cranford, N. J. 

Jo Livermore Foust said Edie Page's 
little girl was in Town & Country last 
spring. Jo now has one boy in junior 
high, one in 5th grade and Carol at 
home I presume. 

A long letter from Hel Davis Wohlers 
who recently moved to Buffalo. Herb is 
Director of Research and Development at 
National Analine Division of Allied Chem- 
ical. Chad 14, Lynn 12, and Willie 9, 
complete the Wohlers troop. Hel would 
love to see some S.B.C. friends. They are 
at Sea Island every Easter with the Davises. 
Hel had to leave her S.B. bulbs behind 
but is replacing them. (Plug) 

From Orange. Va.. Anne Carter Walker 
Somerville reported seeing Betty Cocke 
Wright and children at Cam]) Briar Hill 
on Visitor's Day. She saw a picture of 
Ellen Gilliam Perry's girls in the Char- 
lottesville paper. 

Audrey Betts has retired from the horse 
business — still has two mares and one filly, 
a poodle, and a dalmatian. Mary Haskins 
King and her four are near-neighbors of 
Audrey's. Audrey teaches Sunday School 
and spends a lot of time with her god- 
child ( daughter of Myrtle Alston Mott 
x'51 ) and gardening. 

Rosemary Newby Mullen has been teach- 
ing at St. Michael's Parish Day School. 
The fourth Mullen is expected soon so no 
teaching at the moment. 

Huldah Edens Jackson spent 6 weeks in 
Orange. Va. and saw Anne Carter Walker 
Somerville. Carol Cox MacKinnon. Meon 
Bower Harrison. '47. and husband have 
moved to Orange. Anne Bower Crilili- 
is still in Denver. 

Margaret Swann Norris is still in Nash- 
ville where her husband. John, is in the 
Anatomy Department of Vanderbilt Med- 
ical School. Margaret is working at the 
Student Health Service. The Norrises jus' 
had their fourth child on June 30th I first 
girl I. 

Lyn Dillard Grones and Dow are at 
Ft. Bragg. N. C. with their three girls, 
10. 7. and 4. four bird dogs. 2 goldfish and 



hamster. (I think the class ol '45 could 
siart a zoo. I 

liter Hi years, a letter from Jinx Gans 
brown — tive little rirowns anil a sailing tan 
tor a husband. Jinx was president oi the 
aouinern Connecticut S.B. Club, and is 
fascinated with the new freedom ot fresh- 
men. 

fetie Cross Tate just moved to a bigger 
house to "spread out" her three girls. 
Mie sees Wodie Coleman Monaghan and 
rranny Estes Seibels. retie is busy wnn 
Children's Hospital and Vice-President ol 
ine f.l.A. 

Jean tiidler Fahrenbach has been busy 
wnh her new daughter. Jean and Marvin 
moved into a new house in the country 
aboui a year ago. Even though they are 
way out in the country they still enter- 
tain more people than they did in the 
previous 10 years. Jean says they are 
described as a motel in the Mountain — 
really a modern Swiss chalet. 

Caroline Parrish Seger and Bob are liv- 
ing in Annapolis where Bob is to teach 
at the Naval Academy. 

Antoinette LeBris Maynard, her mother, 
and two girls have gone to Bangkok to 
join Paul. They have been on the brink 
ot going for a year. 

Ann Gladney Gibson, husband Bill and 
two children are still in Dallas and are liv- 
ing near Ouija Adams Bush and family. 
Mary Jacobsen is saving money to fly to 
Texas to visit little Ann some year. 

Last minute word from Chicky Chidester 
Heywood — she hopes to get the S.B.C. for 
fall Council meetings. Marion Keddy Lee 
plans to leave local politics long enough 
to get there too. 

Final word from Zu, our Fund Agent. 
She enjoys the wonderful notes and letters 
from you as much as I do. About 50% 
of the class contributed to the fund. Let's 
get behind Zu and make it 100%. I've 
heard from 46 of you to date with 100% 
vote for a class newsletter. Just answer 
all the '45 questionnaire. 

A S~ Helen Graeff 
L\\\\ 112 Broad Street 

^-' Martinsville. Virginia 

Thirteen of us were present in June 
to prove that 15 years time increases our 
our interest in Sweet Briar and in each 
other — and that we still look young and 
healthy (in spite of the fact that we were 
promoted from the third floor of Grammer 
to the first floor of Reid by the Alumnae 
Office). Most of us arrived Sunday — Moe 
Christian Schley, Nancy Dowd Burton. 
Cholly Jones Bendall. Adie Jones Voorhees. 
Shields Jones Harris. Polly Pollard Kline. 
\',r\ Randolph Knight. Catherine Smart 
Grier, and Lil West Parrott. Wheats Young 
Call and Doug stayed off-campus but 
Wheats was right there in the midst of 
things furnishing her usual priceless pat- 
ter. Bea Dingwell Loos came in Monday 
afternoon I having been delayed by a family 
crisis — a chipped tooth) and Flo Cameron 
Kampniann arrived in the middle of the 
Alumnae Banquet Monday night from 
Washington where, as the Republican Na- 
tional Committee Woman from Texas, she 
had been busy getting the new Republican 
Senator from Texas settled. I arrived Sat- 
urday afternoon — taking a busman's holi- 
day from my job here in Martinsville, as 
Minister of Music of the Broad Street 



April L962 



33 



Christian Church, lo -ing in the College 
i.aoir lor the baccalaureate Service. Vt r 
uaa a line time together — catciung uj> on 

..ur variou? interests tamilies. jolis. hob- 
b.es — pooling our inlormation on otner 
*u ers. 

inow for the news — and there ha> been 
a terrific response to all the letters and 
,....•,. earns wlneh 1 sent out in Augusi. 
. ui going to enjoy keeping in touch with 
an 01 you — 11 you respond like this for the 
next .) years (optimist that 1 anil. 

ivew arrivals include riobbins Randolph 
Miignt. horn April 18, 1961 to Bill and 
ue\ Randolph Knight; (Bill made all the 
arrangements for riev to get to Reunion — 
ami Lold lier about 10 days before — need- 
less to say, she enjoyed the unexpected 
jaunt I. ner sister, Jean Graham Bruns 
i ol I was also reuning — and Rev left early 
10 siop in Charlottesville for a visit with 
ner parents. Lindsay Gordon (7 mos.). 
latesi addition in the household of R. T. 
and fat (jrosebeck Gordon, has no signs 
ui the cystic fibrosis which took their 2 
girls. his brother. Tom, 7, also is in 
niie condition except for some allergies, 
i at and R. T. had just returned from a 
Monterey vacation and were on their way 
to Coronado on business, so Pat's note was 
hurried. She plans to be in New York in 
December and hopes to see some "of the 
clan" then. Jonathan Pace Hartzer, 8 mos., 
gets plenty of "tender loving care" from 
Joe and Tody Corcoran Hartzer, and broth- 
er, Jeff, 10. Toddy wrties that Jeff goes 
into 5th grade, is a Cub Scout, and that 
she wil be the next Den Mother! They 
vacationed in cool Michigan this summer. 
She talked with Jessie Strickland Elcock 
by phone in the Atlanta airport on their 
way north. Jessie was home visiting — 
still loves California. Robert W. Jarvis, 
III (Bobby), at reunion time had been 
with Robert W. and Ruth Houston Jarvis 
for 7 mos. Barcy Angela Neel arrived 
early on Feb. 27th to Daniel A. and Barcy 
Kennedy Neel — is fine, but Barcy missed 
reunion needing to be there with her. 
Douglas Bryden (3 weeks at reunion time) 
joined John and Pat Luke Bryden as their 
4th. Constance, 11, was in camp this 
summer, and David, 6M>, and Philip, 3%, 
enjoyed the pool which the Brydens built 
last fall. Barcy Neel passed along in- 
formation about Doug and Mary Vinton 
Fleming's 3rd child and 2nd son, Douglas 
K., who arrived last October. Douglas is 
getting a degree at Princeton and going 
into teaching. 

Barcy Neel also advised that Sarah 
McDuffie Hardaway's mother had passed 
away last January. Our sympathy to you, 
Sarah. Moe Christian Schley was the first 
to respond to my request for news. She 
won't be teaching this year (high school 
Math is her field) because of the need 
to be in Lynchburg settling things after 
the sudden death in August of her Aunt 
Margaret (who raised her I. Our sympa- 
thies to you, Moe. 

Polly Vandeventer Saunders wrote a long 
letter full of good tips on how to handle 
this job of Class Secretary. She spent the 
summer at Virginia Beach helping her 
mother who had a back operation. She re- 
ports that Rosie Ashby Dashiell. Dave and 
their 3 came down from Norfolk one Sun- 
day for a swim and some crabbing. She 
also had an unexpected visit with Betsy 
McKeoum Scott, husband Don, and their 



1 children — Clara, 11, and Don, 0'a, Betsy 
recognized Polly Van on the beach one 
day. They had dinner with them and 
enjoyed catching up. Polly Van also re- 
ports that this past year she has become 
a bird watcher, "it all started with a bird 
feeder" and now she is fascinated in 
learning to know the birds. She reports 
the very sad news that Lil If est Parrott's 
lz-year-old son. Arendell, died recently. 
Lit s address is Mrs. Marion A. Parrott. 
izu2 Sweet Briar Circle. Kinston, N. C, 
lor those of you who will want to write 
her. 

Catherine Smart Grier sent lots of news, 
mentioning the reunion fun, and her sum- 
mer activities, consisting of garden, ng. 
sw.mming with 4 of her 5 children; Joe, 

10. Catherine. 8%, Susan, 7, and Roy, 5. 
who is also at home on the diving board 
and in deep water; Bruce, at 16 mo., is 
still a little small for diving. Catherine 
passed on news from Bami Rollins Napier 
ot the death of her oldest child, Rob 
(about 6 — and the only son) in March after 
suffering from a brain tumor for two years. 
Catherine also writes that Louise Crawford 
Moorefield lost her lovely mother in Sep- 
tember. Our thoughts are with you in 
your bereavement, Louise. Louise did not 
come to our 15th because she was assum- 
ing the Presidency of the Columbia Junior 
League for this year right at that time. 
Catherine and Joe attended the North 
Carolina Bar Association in Asheville where 
she talked with Ruthie Carroll Gibson, 
who supplied a good report on her young 
daughter. A letter to Catherine (1 hail 
one. tool from Eleanore Sherman Sorensen 
said that they live in Burlingame, Calif. 
Husband, Hank, is the new manager of the 
Bank of California in San Carlos. Their 
daughter, Linda, is in 6th grade, and the 
twins. Bob and Dick, are in 4th. Ellie 
has been doing substitute teaching, and 
they have been busy remodeling their 
house. 

Mary Jane Lively Hoffman's father died 
in June, and Pat Arms Brown's father in 
the spring, after a long illness. Our 
thoughts to you both. Crutcher Field Har- 
rison retired from the Presidency of the 
Miami Junior League at the same time 
that John was elected Rotary Club Presi- 
dent. As a result they went to the Rotary 
Convention in Japan in May and visited 
in the home of the Japanese family they 
had entertained when the Convention was 
in Miami Beach last year. Leaving May 

11, they toured the Hawaiian Islands and 
Japan before the Convention, and Hong 
Kong, Phillippines, Macao, and China, re- 
turning home June 13 by way of Anchor- 
age, Alaska. 

Bobbie Warner was President of South 
Bend's Junior League last year. She didn't 
get to reunion because of being in the 
middle of arrangements for an Art Sales 
and Rental Gallery to be opened soon at 
their Art Center. She was also Chairman 
of a Conference on local educational and 
recreational services for the Council of 
Community Service early in June. Also, 
being Treasurer of the Visiting Nurse As- 
sociation, and Secretary of the Aged and 
Aging Project, she plays golf in her 
SPARE time. She had a fascinating 2 
months in the Orient and South Seas last 
fall, with visits to Viet Nam. Laos, Cam- 
bodia, and Thailand. She got out of 
Saigon on the next to the last plane al- 



lowed to leave before the November Revo- 
lution. She advises us when we are out 
that way not to miss fabulous Hong Kong! 

Rosie Ashby Dashiell is on the Junior 
League Regional Nominating Committee. 
She is also our new Class President. A 
lot of interesting news and occupations 
came to light in the reunion questionnaires 
and the letters I've had. Wheats Young 
Call was full of enthusiasm at our 15th 
over the business, "Coquette" by name, 
which she and a friend have. They deco- 
rate for parties, conventions, and make 
favors and gifts for shops. Jane Pickens 
Church reports that she is a bird-bander 
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. She's up 
at dawn to check nets and traps which 
may not be left without checking for more 
than half an hour. The worse the weather 
in winter — the more birds to band. She is 
also Librarian at the local library (Ash- 
burn, Va.) and is busy with rose-testing 
and conservation work in the Garden Club. 
Their son, James Nelson, 12, has been in 
school in Switzerland for the past two 
years. Nancy Dowd Burton reports an in- 
teresting position as School Psychologist 
(part-time) at Lotspeich School in Glen- 
dale. Ohio. Her job as Fund Chairman 
for the Alumnae Association and her four 
children take the rest of her time. 

Al Eubank Burke designs long "at home" 
skirts and sells them locally (Princeton). 
Betty Ann Gaines Myer writes from Doug- 
laston, N. Y., that she ran into Al Burke 
at an Art Exhibit in New York and they 
had lunch together. Betty Ann and Tom, 
who is Sales Manager of the Hudson Val- 
ley Lightweight Aggregate Corporation, 
moved in July to Douglaston after 3 years 
in Washington. Since they're living just 
10 minutes from the World's Fair site, she 
invites us to visit in 1964, if not before. 
Their son, Tommy, 14, is in boarding 
school, and their daughter, Irwen, 9, is 
in 5th grade at St. Mary's in Garden City. 

Jean Love Albert reports that husband. 
Jack, has a Directorship which is respon- 
sible for the booster for the soft lunar 
landings. August 22 this vehicle for Rang- 
er suffered a partial success. This will 
eventually lead to exploration of the moon 
and neighboring planets. Jean is busy 
with an Intermediate Troop of 30 Girl 
Scouts. She was in charge of the 5th 
and 6th grade Day Camp this summer for 
all Girl Scouts in the Santa Monica Bay 
area. Their 5 girls and 2 boys, ranging 
in age from 1% to 10M;, help keep her 
spare time occupied. Jane Richardson 
Vieth. writes from Chevy Chase of their 
two boys, Peter, 8%, and Bob, 3. She 
and Bud see Ann Farr Rothrock and her 
husband who live in Arlington occasionally. 
Mary Mac Holland Hardin writes from 
Blacksburg that her two children, a boy, 
8. and a girl, 3, keep her busy. A long 
letter from Jeanne Parham Coors in Mem- 
phis describes their family of 4 girls — 
Jeanne, 16. Cristy. 12%, Dabney, 10, and 
Cary. 3M>. She had been in touch with 
Helen Murchison Lane for pointers in 
working on the Memphis Symphony Ball. 
George and Jeanne have bought a big old 
house with four floors — and the decora- 
tions and the workshop to make new 
props for the Ball are in their ball room, 
even to a coke-machine. They had an 
Alabama Coast vacation this summer and 
the girls plus friends numbered 11 females 
at each meal — all of which George bore 



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Alumnae Magazine 



very well until Jeanne caught the biggest 
king mackerel when they were deep sea 
fishing. Charlotte Dinsmoor Olin can't re- 
member writing to a Class Secretary before 
so she sends along some vital statistics. 
She transferred to Wellesley, was graduated 
in 1946 and married Frank Olin that 
summer. They went to Austin, Texas, 
where they stayed until 1959. moving to 
Forth Worth 3 days before their fourth 
daughter, Judy, was born Aug. 18th. The 
other girk are Sarah, 11. Tori, 7, and 
Carla, 5. Frank is Sales Engineer with a 
structural steel firm. Recently she had a 
trip to Boston (alone) and family trips to 
Minnesota and the Gulf Coast. By the 
grapevine comes word that Candy Greene 
Satterfield. husband, and 2 children, stop- 
ped to see Jo Thomas Collin* in New 
Orleans and Rudy Rudulph Sellers in 
Montgomery on their way from Panama 
to Norfolk. They are moving to Charlotte. 
The Norfolk paper carried her account of 
the uprising in Panama — very exciting! 

Tib Foree Browder writes that she and 
her husband have a dairy farm 3 miles 
from Sweetwater, Tenn. Three years ago 
thev built a tennis court and their two b->vs 
— Charles. 10, and Carey, 9, love it. At 
the State Tennis Tournament in Nashvill ■ 
in August, Carey was the youngest entry 
and won the trophy as the runner-up in 
'he State Doubles, in the Boys, 13 and 
Under Division. Tib's husband also git 
to the finals in the Senior Men's Division. 
State Doubles. 

Joan Berend Morse, Peg Coffman Smith, 
and Peggy Todd Fanning had lunch to- 
gether last fall in New York Citv and 
agreed that they "all look as voung and 
pretty as ever." Joan is sculpting at the 
Silvermine Art School in her spire time. 
Arthur's book which came ou* list fill, 
"'^"liools of Tomorrow — Todav!", is doin" 
well. Arthur works with "CB S Reports" 
— had his most recent show Mav 11 — 
'"Censorship in the Movies." He is work- 
m<* now on shows on disarmament and 
"■■'ll liter do a nrofile on Dr. Conant. Join 
r-nJ Arthur and their 2 children hid a won- 
^«rfnl iaunt this summer to Ttalv and 
England. Bill and Peegv Todd Fmnmg 
cno nt the summer in Los Angeles where 
Rill wis transferred temporarily. Thev 
■men* 9. weekends camping out on the 
h^ieh in sleenine bigs in Mexico. 

Julia Bristow his an impressive iob — 
is Associate Editor of the U. S. Navil 
Aviation Safetv Rev ; ew — Approach. To be 
more snecific, she js the aero-medicil and 
aviator's nerconil survivil eouinment wr'ter 
it the U.S. Nivil Aviitinn Sifetv Center. 
She also has water polnrs in the permanent 
eollertmns of the Norfolk Museum. th» 
Virginia Museum, and the Vilentine 
u "senm. 

Betsy Gurley Hewson didn't make it to 
reunion because they had the daughter 
of a Belgian friend arriving for the sum- 
mer at that time. Betsy and the children 
spent August at Nantucket while "T" was 
traveling. Polly Pollard Kline says, "No 
news," but on her questionnaire she re- 
ported her interests for the spring months 
included the following: Pony League, Lit- 
tle League, Scouts. Brownies, 1 concussion, 
2 broken arms, 3 cases of assorted measles. 
and 1 on the honor roll. They had just 
gotten back from the beach, and she was 
busy getting 4 of the 5 ready for school. 



Four Sweet Briar alumnae are 
making big news in community 
service in Birmingham. Among 
other activities, sisters Kitty Estes 
Johnston, '40. and Frances Estes 
Seibels, '45, were co-chairmen of 
the Women's division of the Jef- 
ferson County United Appeal; 
Ann Sam ford Upchurch, '48, 
chairman in 1960, is now a mem- 
ber of the Board of the Jefferson 
Co-ordinating Council; and Bar- 
bara Derr Chenoweth, '38, was 
chairman of the Special Gifts 
Division of the Appeal. 




Ellen Robbins Red has learned to sew and 
is thrilled when something turns out the 
way the pattern says it will. 1 1 know the 
thrill — bought a Singer in March — and 
have made drapes for my apartment, 8 
to 10 dresses, slacks, shirts, skirts, a bath- 
ing suit and matching robe, and two hats. 
Nobody believes me — I'm only supposed to 
be able to play the organ.) 

Bob and Polly Kent Page left Chicago 
for a month's vacation. They deposited 
their children with family and friends in 
New England, and then flew to Sydney. 
Nova Scotia, where they met friends on 
their boat and sailed with the Cruising 
Club of America for nearly 2 weeks. They 
left the cruise at Northeast Harbor, Maine 
— gathered children, spent a week with the 
Page family at Fishers Island, and then 
went home after a marvelous vacation. 

Lee Stevens Gravely didn't get to our 
15th because she and husband, Lee, had 
just returned from a 2 months flving 
trip to England, Norway, Holland, Ger- 
many Paris, Madrid, Rome, Venice, Cairo. 
Alexandria. Beirut, and London, and she 
d'dn't feel that she could leave their 
girls, Frances, 13, and Susan, 10, and bovs. 
Steve, 9, and Page, 14 mos. She reported 
a fine supper visit with Hunter and .To 
Thomns Collins in July, who with their 
two — Betsv, 10, and Rick. 12. stayed with 
Sh'elds Jones Harris' mother, because 
Shields and Charles are remodeling the ; r 
home. 

Rod and Betsy Bowman Townsend and 
Jack and Betty Simmons Lynch sailed 
■\pril 12 on the Queen Elizabeth for a 
4M>-week jaunt to France, Belgium. Hol- 
land, Switzerland, Italv. and London. Betty 
says, "We 'plan' to go back — doesn't every- 
one?" I My next 6 trips are planned!—- 
HLG). Betsy reports things are back to 
pormal again with Roddy. 9. in 4th grade, 



Sally, 7, in 2nd, and twins, Bowman and 
Audrey, in Kindergarten. 

Helen Murchison Lane and family spent 
vacation time in the North Carolina Moun- 
tains, the Rocky Mountains, and Atlantic 
Beach, Florida. She lunched with Rudy, 
Tody, and all husbands in early June 
and they all decided that the three of 
them looked "just grand." Murch also 
saw Wistar Watts King who was on an 
all-girl house party in Ponte Vedra in 
May. Rudy reports a family vacation at 
Sea Island, Ga. — and says that the best 
news is that all three of her children are 
in school this year. Wis also reports the 
visit with Tody and Murch — and also that 
she saw Moe Christian Schley in Lynch- 
burg in August. 

Eleanor Mvers Cole filled me in on her 
private school kindergarten which she had 
in Fort Lauderdale. She was the director 
and also a teacher. Sometimes the school 
had a seasonal enrollment of 100 children 
in her department. They have moved to 
Tallahassee and love their new home. Betty 
Ann Bass Norris, reported on her ques- 
tionnaire a get-together which she and 
Mary Vinton Fleming. Pat Arms Brown 
Wis Watts King, Sarah McDuffi" Hard- 
away, Jo Thomas Collins. FUen Thackra\ 
Wilson, and Wheats Young Call had some- 
time last year. 

Ruth Houston Jan's. Hallie Tom Niron 
Powell, and Ellen Robb'ns Red are thrill-d 
with the lucrative project of the Houston 
Sweet Briar Club — selling decorated Christ- 
mas trees. The club has raised 6 to 7 
thousand dollars in 3 years and '"as estab- 
lished 2 scholarships. 

Jean Carter Telford is busy with Junior 
League and a horse show in the near fu- 
ture. She says, "My life at present is 
composed of meetings, phone calls, reiding 
reports, writing reports, and horses, horses, 
horses." She is the onlv one who is real- 



App,it. 1962 



35 



istic about our age anil state of health. 
Her comment, "1 was sick I couldn't gel to 
Reunion, lor in five more years we ma) 
be getting a Mule too decrepit to attend." 
Now, now ! 

Twitter Tixerington Leonard writes thai 
she anil Byron mo\eil last June alter 
searching for a year anil a half for a house 
tliat would hold all of tlieni. They spent 
last summer in Brazil — Byron on business, 
and Twitter and the girls "along for the 
ride." An adventure and an education! 
\ long letter from Mary Louise Howell 
Johnston catches us up on her latest news. 
She has been teaching American History 
in one of the junior highs in Florence, 
S. < ... for two years. This summer she 
spent some time in Columbia at an Edu- 
cational Television Workshop, because this 
term she is teaching South Carolina His- 
tory using their closed circuit television 
hook-up. She will be responsible for 30 
minutes of classroom instruction every day. 
Sounds fascinating! 

Lynn Hannah Crocker sent her question- 
naire from Geneva. Switzerland, where 
her husband is the Manager of Technical 
Coordination for Campbell's Soups-Inter- 
national. Their children, Camilla. 12. and 
Constance, 8. both attend the International 
School there. They moved there in No- 
vember 1960. and are living in a lovely 
new villa with a view of Mont Blanc 
They spent New dear's in Milan. Easter ir 
Venice, and Whitsunday in Berlin. This 
summer they hoped to go to Vienna and 
Budapest. '"Be sure to put Geneva on 
your itinerary and jot down our phone 
and address — we love to have company." 

Jennie D. Keeling Mansfield and Randy 
were transferred from Knoxville to Gaines- 
ville. Ga.. by the J. C. Penney Co.. and are 
happy with the move. Their daughter. 
Keeling. 2. has blond hair and blue 
eves — "a real doll." I spent 2% weeks 
ibis summer with my parents at their home 
in Caledonia Park. Penna. I about 15 miles 
west of Gettysburg), and had a fine i i- it 
with them and with my brother who live; 
w'th them and teaches Physics and Ch"m- 
istry in the High School in Chambersbu'-g. 
I met Jim and Ariana Jones Wittke at the 
Totem Pole Playhouse, our summer the- 
ater there, and had a good chat with them 
between acts. Thev were there visitin" 
her mother in Chambersburg over the 4'h 
of lulv. Later in the summer thev tool; 
their children. Jimmy. 4 1 /-.. and \nn 2%, 
to Maine for a fishins; and boating y>ci- 
tion which the children loved. The h*' 
Sundav I w-s home Grif and Anne Hill 
Edwards ?nd their boys drove down from 
Williamsport for the day. We had a grand 
visit. Anne did not make it to our 15th 
because she was teaching German in the 
schools and was busy with exams a' th't 
time. Now she writes that she snends her 
time keeping un with the bovs ( p res. 12, 
and Ben. 9.1 playing baseball and tenn'-. 
plus piano students, a Sundav School class 
of high school seniors, and substitute teach- 
ing in the elementary and high schools. 
She's ready now for the football and bv- 
ketball seasons. 

Talked with Cholly Jones Bendall noi 
too long ago by phone and she expects 
to take a course at Stratford College this 
winter. 1 see her at the concerts of th- 
Danville Concert Association throughout 
I he \ ear. 



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<* ^ Catherine Fitzgerald Booker 

ZjL / (Mrs. Lewis) 

*? * 1801 Shafor Blvd. 
Dayton 19, Ohio 

From France comes word from Mar- 
guerite ile Lustrac Labouret, who writes in 
July, "We have four exquisite children: a 
girls. 10. and three boys. 8 years. 4 years, and 
3 months. Despite heroic efforts on my 
part, they don't speak a word of English. 
so the tw 7 o elder ones will go to school in 
England next year . . . For our summer 
vacation we have been to Salzburg. Bay- 
reuth. Greece. Turkey, and this year it 
will be Egypt in November . . . My hus- 
band, Claude, is a publisher, and that gets 
him to America once in a while. I went 
to the U.S. in '54 and '59. only times since 
my marriage in '49. 

"The fashion shows in Paris bring Jenny 
Bell Bechtel here, and she stays with us. 
Last winter Linda McKoy Gould spent two 
weeks with me in Paris and we had a 
glorious time." Marguerite writes of ski- 
ing, flying and singing lessons, and of her 
hopes of one day touring America. 

Cynthia Bemiss Stuart. Rosedale. Va.. 
reports. "We remain farmers, which with 
10.000 acres is enough to keep things )>us\. 
Sandy, son, 11: Bee. daughter. 9: Cath. 
5. I'm off on a new thing — grazing the 
fields for Indian arrowheads, have had 
amazing time, over 1.000 in four months." 
Cynthia writes that Stu McGuire Gilliam 
is President of the Lexington. Va., Garden 
Club and that Peggy Robertson Christian 
is President of the Garden Club in Dan- 
ville. Va. 

Maria Gregory Tabb and Cabell. Richmond. 
\ a., have two children: Mayo, who is in 5th 
form at St. Christopher's, and Keith, in 
Gla" II at St. Catherine's. "Just finished 
two years as editor of Junior League 
Leaguer, was chairman this year of the 
ball benefiting Sheltering Arms Hospital 
iGinna Walker Christian was co-chairman 
two \ears ago): am Secretary of National 
Society Colonial Dames of America in 
Virginia . . . Saw Nancy C.ojer Stacey this 
summer as we were en route home from 
a Caribbean cruise." reports Maria. 

Meredith Slane Finch describes her sum- 
mer. "Tom and I had a wonderful 15 days 
in Italy, from Lake Corao, Milan. Genoa. 
Pisa, to Florence and Rome. Being in 
the furniture business, we visited -how 
rooms all the way. I studied conversational 
Italian all winter: sometimes this helped, 
sometimes this only confused the issue!" 

The Finches have four bovs: Austin. 11: 
Jack. 9%; David 7: Sandy. 5%. 

Meredith writes that Eleanor Bosivorlh 
Shannon and Edgar visited them in Thom- 
asville, N. C, last spring. And Bozzie 
writes from Charlottesville. "We went to 
W rigbtsville Beach for three weeks in 
June. In Danville saw Peggy Robertson 
Christian and her four children: in Char- 
lotte I had visits with Pat Hassler 
Schuber and Irving Brenizer Johnston." 

Ann Colston Leonard. Chevy- Chase. 
writes. "We do have news — a new babv 
and an old house, the latter necessitated 
bv the expected arrival of the former. 
Claudia (July 14. '611 is our fourth, pre- 
ceded by Michael. 9: Julia, 4; David, 2." 

This past winter. Ann says, she was a 
docent at the National Gallery of Art. 
guiding school classes on tour. Ann's 
husband, Ed. does medical research at the 



Heart Institute. National Health Institutes. 
Bethesda. 

A card from Sara Ann McMullen Land- 
>e\, "Am busy this summer as chairman 
of Historic Garden Week in Alexandria. 
Next spring, chairman of the Blue and 
Gray Ball of the Service League of North- 
ern Virginia to be given for the Civil 
War Centennial Commemoration." 

Fannie Ulmer Conley. Jacksonville, and 
family spent two weeks this summer at 
High Hampton, N. C and ten days at the 
beach I "when our house was robbed and 
all silver lost!" I. Fannie says that Cecil 
Butler Williams. Tuscaloosa. Ala., and her 
two boys (4 and 8 1 and baby girl visited 
Jacksonville in August. "When school 
starts I'm back to activities. League, 
church. P.T.A.. golf, work in school li- 
brary." writes Fannie. The Conleys have 
two girls: Virginia. 10, and Becky. 7. 

Gloria Gamble Jones. Chatham. N. J.. 
says that Maria Ortega Mueller and Walter 
and two children are living in Venezuela. 
"As for me." Gloria reports. "I taught a 
year after graduation in Fairfax County. 
Va., a wonderful, though at time disheart- 
ening, experience ... In '48-'50 I worked 
in New York and studied for my M.A. 
at Teachers College: received my degree 
in "50. the year Jack and I were married. 
He's a textile fibers salesman for Du Pon\ 
Our children are Eric. 10. Roger. 8. and 
Pat. 4. \\ e have a split-level home on 
the edge of the Great Swamp in Morris 
County — which may be located at the end 
of a jet runway if Gov. Meyner has his 
way. Main interest is League of Women 
Voters, am 1st Vice-President of local 
League." 

Jackie Schreck Thompson writes from 
Cleveland: "We were drawn South this 
summer to Nags Head: then did Williams- 
burg with our children . . . Looking for- 
ward to having my two boys and a girl in 
school this fall. Have a heavy job at 
P.T.A. legislation this year and will take 
a course at Western Reserve, as I did last 
spring. Studied Zen Buddhism, loved it." 

MEMO from Anne Brinson Nelson. Class 
Fund Agent: "As of July 1 our class had 
63 lout of 141 1 contributing to the 
Uumnae Fund. The percentage is 44.7. 
\\ i-h we could do better. Perhaps a word 
in the Class Notes would help. 

"Nancy Gofer Stacey is teaching art in 
the public schools . . . We had our fourth 
child, first daughter. October of '60." is 
I he news from Anne. 

Blair Bunnell May. Robert, and three 
children took to the road this summer on 
a camping expedition to the Poconos. 
"We have a big 9'u' x 17' beast of a 
tent." Blair relates, "and a-two-burner camp 
stove, on which we cook a hearty break- 
fast of eggs, bacon, pancakes, coffee and 
anything left from last night's dinner. 
Dinner w r e cook on the open fire: we're 
pretty good with stewed chicken topped 
with biscuits, occasionally topped with 
falling ashes ... We took Chris (2 yrs.). 
though at first the thought of diapers in 
the wilderness rather undid me." All in 
all. Blair writes. "We loved every minute 
of the trip." 

Also on oamping adventures, this sum- 
mer were Judith Burnett Halsey and John. 
Richmond. Va. The Halseys. with four 
children and two dogs, packed tents, sleep- 
ing bags, cooler and stove and drove nine 



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days through Virginia. "We almost broke 
into Stu's cabin at Goshen Pass, thought 
better of it and camped elsewhere," Judy 
writes. 

She and John I with Judy, 12; Mary 
Shaw, 10; John. 8M;; Eugenia, 5) visited 
Sweet Briar in June; attended the Presi- 
dent's Garden Party and toured the Fine 
Arts Center — "most impressive," is their 
report. 

"Alaska Is Our Last Frontier," Jean 
Old writes of her summer vacation. "A 
friend of mine, also a stock broker, and 
I decided to see what opportunities there 
were for us in Anchorage or Fairbanks and 
also to investigate opportunities for finan- 
cial investment. We were not disappointed 
in the least in the scenery and wildlife, 
but we were startled at the weakness of 
: the economy and the general unrest. Our 
hopes of being pioneers in the brokerage 
field were shattered for the present. 

"If I did not have a multi-unit apart- 
ment project in the planning stage at the 
moment, I would like to spend a winter 
in Fairbanks, hunting, fishing, skiing, per- 
haps taking a few courses at the University 
in paleontology and Eskimo culture. I 
understand Fairbanks is endurable in win- 
ter — 60 below at times. In winter it is 
dark almost 24 hours a day. When we 
were there in July it was daylight 23 hours 
a day; twilight. 1 hour. In fact, we went 
gold panning at twelve midnight and had 
no difficulty seeing our nuggets (if we had 
had a magnifying glass) . 

"We flew to Vancouver, took the boat 
up the Inside Passage (fjord country) to 
Skagway. the gateway to the Yukon; fol- 
lowed by train the Trail of '98 to White- 
horse; took a bus 700 miles on the Alaska 
Highway to Fairbanks; by train to An- 
chorage, and then flew home via Seattle 
and San Francisco. 

"In Seattle, a highlight of our trip, we 
visited Anne Lile Bowden and met her 
three attractive girls and accepted her 
gracious hospitality. We called it hos- 
pitality above and beyond the call of duty. 
Please put it on record that all Sweet 
Briarites are welcome at the Old Hotel 
as long as it's standing, and I do hope they 
look me up. 

"To sum it up. Alaska would not be 
my first choice for anyone seeking a restful 
vacation in a short time. We covered 12.- 
000 miles in 17 days!" 

NOTE: June of 1962 will be the 15th 
reunion of the Class of '47. Most all alum- 
nae sending news to this column have 
shown interest in coming to Reunion next 
year. The class secretary plans to send 
Reunion information to each of you as 
soon as possible early in '62. 



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Mary Jo Armstrong Berryman 
(Mrs. Arthur H.i 
3912 Claridge Court 
Fort Worth 9, Texas 

My mail box has been bulging and it 
has been such fun looking for the mail 
each day and hearing from you. It would 
be wonderful if I could answer each of 
your letters, but at least I can share what 
I've heard with you. 

This fall Virginia Holmes Turner became 
a full time faculty member of the Washing- 
ton University School of Social Work. Her 
husband is Operations Manager of the Uni- 



versity's Computer Center; Betsy is in the 
1st grade, and Ann began nursery school. 

In October Jane Ranson Gray moved 
into her new home. Her second daughter 
Katheryn Louise was born August 30. 1960. 
Jane Taylor Ix reports the arrival of her 
4th son, Gregory Stewart, June 10. An- 
other Eternal Den Mother is Maddin 
Lupton McCallie, whose 4th son, Frederick 
Maddin, made his appearance July 10. She 
and David went to Miami in October for 
the American Heart Association meeting. 

After 3Vi years in Washington, D. C, 
Dolly Antrim McKenna has moved to New- 
port, R. I., as Jim is attending the Naval 
War College. They have a new daughter. 
Mary Courtney, born August 25. In October 
McCall Henderson Revercomb and George 
moved back to Washington, D. C. where he 
hung out his law shingle. They spent a 
few days over Labor Day weekend with 
friends on Nantucket Island. 

Marge Nevens Rackett. her husband and 
2 girls had a delightful vacation on Long 
Island last summer. Her oldest, Elizabeth, 
began kindergarten in the fall. Marge, who 
talked with Patty Damron Joy this summer, 
keeps busy with a 2V; year old, teaching 
Sunday School, league bowling and winter 
skiing. 

En route home in August from a vaca- 
tion at Sea Island, Georgia, Ynes Jova 
Cline called Marguerite Rucker Ellett. 
Marguerite spent a busy summer renovating 
her house. Pat Smith Nelson and Tom 
spent 5 weeks at Sandbridge Beach. Helen 
Pender Withers enjoyed seeing Pat and her 
4 children. 

Jane Luke returned from London June 1 
and is working in pediatric cardiology at 
Johns Hopkins Hospital. Last summer she 
visited with Betty Kernan. Sally Pearre and 
Anne Ricks. In August after 6 years in 
Philadelphia, Harriotte Bland Coke moved 
to Urbana. Jim is at the University of 
Illinois as Director of the Office of Com- 
munity Development. Blair Graves Smith 
had her 3rd son, Brenton Cary, February 
24. In September they moved to Oxford. 
Ohio, where Brenton is teaching at Miami 
University. Robert B. McCarthy, Jr., was 
born to "Boots" Johnson McCarthy Decem- 
ber 3. 1960. She spent a hectic summer 
building a new home, moving in just in 
time for Molly to start the 2nd grade and 
John to enter kindergarten. 

After 3 boys Indie Bain Lindsay Bilisoly 
is overjoyed over their first daughter. Indie 
Bain, who arrived July 16 to add a bit of 
femininity to their house. Julia Brooke 
was born August 2 to become Eleanor 
Potts Snodgrass' 5th child, 2nd daughter. 
Pottsie's 2 oldest children visited her fam- 
ily in Shepherdstown for a month while 
Geoff spent 6 weeks at Camp Sequoyah in, 
North Carolina. Strib is the new Training 
Officer at Dam Neck and they expect to 
be at Virginia Beach until next summer. 

Wayne Stokes Goodall moved into her 
new home in Knoxville last summer. Their 
4th child, William Stokes, was born Octo- 
ber 1960. "Beezie" DeVore Towers spent 
2 weeks at High Hampton. North Carolina, 
with 4 of her 5 daughters. Nancy ("T"l 
Snider Martin moved in October to a new 
home in Columbus, Georgia. 

Politics has become Polly Rollins Sowell's 
consuming interest. She is Vice-President 



of the Hidalgo County Republican Party. 
She also serves on the Boards of the Junior 
Service League, The McAllen Library, The 
Happy Home Children's Institute and The 
International Music Festival. Last winter 
Judy Perkins Llewellyn had a wonderful 
month's vacation all over Florida. David 
started the 1st grade and John is in nursery 
school, so from now on, their winter vaca- 
tions will have to coincide with school 
holidays. 

Ann (Tommy) Porter Mullen had an 
active summer keeping up with a boy play- 
ing baseball and swimming and her 5 year 
old girl taking puppetry and tumbling. Her 
3 year boy just tagged along. She's rede- 
corating their home and is head of the 
library and reading committee of the PTA. 

After a vacation at Estes Park, Colorado, 
Helen McKemie Riddle plunged into the 
Fall swing of Junior Service League, 
church, PTA, plus all the children's activ- 
ities. The youngest of her 3 daughters 
started school this year. Pat Cansler Cov- 
ington and her whole family spent a week 
at Myrtle Beach, then she and Bob slipped 
off for a weekend in the mountains. They 
spent the rest of their time swimming, 
golfing, gardening, while the boys spent 3 
weeks at Day Camp. Rosemary Gugert 
Kennedy and her family spent 3 months 
at Long Beach. Mississippi. They all 
adored their summer, but it was hard to 
get back into the fall routine. Wendy is 
in nursery school and Rosemary is teach- 
ing music at McGhee's in New Orleans. 

Meon Bower Harrison moved to Orange. 
Virginia, in June as Arch bought a radio- 
TV station there. While he worked putting 
the station in order, she supervised painters, 
roofers, carpenters at their new home. In 
October she took time off to go to Sweet 
Briar for Alumnae Council. Evvy Sharp 
Vidal's life was revolutionized with the 
advent of their first child. Charles Henry 
Lawrence (Larry) on August 27. They 
moved in May to a home two houses up 
the street from Liz Barbour Beggs. She 
said she'd heard about the "family with 
the triplets" and was delighted to discover 
it was Liz. Ann Paxson Gail slipped away 
with Bill for a trip to New Hampshire and 
spent an afternoon with Jane Shoesmith 
Newcomb at their lodge. The Newcombs- 
have moved to N. H. to live the year round 
now. Ann has been doing the League's 
survey of Sudbury plus working with the 
Finance Committee. Nan Sseptoe McKinley 
and Bea Backer Simpson got together in 
August for the 1st time since graduation. 
Nan's Jeannie started kindergarten this 
year. The Backers vacationed at Black- 
water Falls, W. Va. and in Western Mary- 
land in June, ending their summer with a 
trip to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country 
for several days. Pat Goldin Harrsch's 
Keith began 1st grade this year and Shelia 
started kindergarten. She and her husband 
vacationed at home entertaining company. 
Reid was at Camp Drum for 2 weeks as 
a Major with the Reserves. 

Louise Garrard was born to Sally Davis 
Spencer Oct'ober 28, 1960. She's her 3rd 
child, 1st girl. 

Caroline Rankin Mapother was in Dallas 
in May for the Junior League's Annual 
Conference. I received messages from her. 
but was disappointed not to have seen her. 



April 1962 



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She spent 10 delightful (lays at Lake 
Michigan before being swamped with 
duties as Louisville's League President. 
Edith is in nursery school and Rank'n 2% 
will help!? I at home. Ann Orr Savage 
was in Florida in April, then a trip to 
Hot Springs. Virginia in June, a camp ng 
vacation for the family in August, and has 
now settled down to serving as Placement 
Chairman for the Plainfield League. She 
-aw .lane Johnson Kent at a Regional 
League meeting. Jane is Treasurer of the 
Scarsdale League. When Chandler was (> 
weeks old. Mary McKinney Herrick i '49 1 
and 1 jetted to Pittsburgh for a Junior 
League Thrift Shop Conference and were 
overjoyed to discover Betsy Plunkett Wil- 
liams at the same conference. It was such 
fun being with her and catching up on 
SBC news. After reading your letters I've 
decided the Junior League is a wonderful 
catalyst for getting SBC girls together. 
Lois Gale Harris has begun her year serv- 
ing as the League's Corresponding Secre- 
tary plus being Executive Secretary of the 
children's school. 

Three of Closey Faulkner Dickey's boys 
will be in school this year. Last year she 
helped run a private kindergarten, worked 
with a junior choir and agitated around 
to incorporate a kindergarten into the 
public schools and to improve the quality 
of the schools. They skied a great deal 
and ended the ski season with a week in 
Canada with the boys. They spent the 
summer putting their ten acres in manage- 
able condition and played tennis. One of 
their two weeks in Maine was spent cruis- 
ing with friends in Canadian waters. Vi 
Whitehead Morse vacationed at Nags Head. 
In July they made a trip to Amherst and 
Sweet Briar. Frances Robb vacationed at 
Jackson Hole. Wyoming. 

Felicia Jackson Burns plans to be in 
Dallas late in the Fall, and I'm looking 
forward to a visit with her. The class 
joins me in expressing our sympathy to 
Nan Steptoe McKinley whose mother pass- 
ed away last Christmas and to Martha 
Rowan Hyder whose father died unex- 
pectedly in June. 

Jane Miller Wright's summer was de- 
voted to lessons for 3 boys ( 7. 10, 12 ) — 
swimming, drama, sculpture, diving an I 
Spanish. Then they spent a month on their 
yawl "Siwash" with weekends at Catal'ni 
sailing, rowing, swimming, and playing in 
the surf. Nancy Vaughn Kelly and family 
left in May for Frankfurt, Germany. 
They've been on trips around Germany, to 
Switzerland and Italy. Martha Frye Terry 
vacationed at Hickory, N. C, visiting Get- 
tysburg en route. They spent a few days 
on a camping trip in the North Carolina 
Mountains, made a trip to the beach, and 
returned via Sweet Briar and Washington. 
She had an operation on her scalene 
muscle in May and has completely recover- 
ed now. Jerre Jo Flack Ridge was in Fort 
Worth for 10 days while Jack was on duty 
with the Reserves. Louise Day McWhorter 
was also here for a weekend. Martha Sue 
Skinner Logan and her family had a glori- 
ous vacation at Highlands, N. C. Bright 
went to kindergarten this year and Robert. 
Jr., is in the 4th grade. 

Judy Blakey Brown's husband is now 
commuting between Waukesha, Wisconsin, 
and Chicago. He has an apartment there 



and comes nome Wednesday nights and 
on the weekends. She made two trips down 
for shopping and fun. Terry Leigh has 
started the 4th grade. Chip is in kinder- 
garten, and the twins are still home. 

I'm still somewhat in orbit over our 
situation. Leisurely driving to a meeting 
one morning in September, the program 
on the car's radio was interrupted to an- 
nounce that Arthur's reserve Army unit 
hail been called to duty. Six days later 
he was on active duty. After only 13 
months in practice, this revolutionized our 
life. He's at Fort Polk. Louisiana, and 
dependents were not authorized to go. 
Courtney is in the 1st grade, Frank in 
kindergarten, and Chandler is crawling and 
meddling into everything. 

Remember to send your money to the 
Alumnae Fund — every little nail helps — 
and do keep me posted on your activities. 

A f\ Margaret Quynn Maples 
IWf (Mrs. Sam W.) 
^^-^ 208 Rockwell Terrace 
Frederick, Maryland 

Frances Pope Evans reports a beautiful 
daughter. 14 months old, and a new house. 
Also writes that all in Houston miss Maudie 
Powell Leonard and family who have 
moved to Anniston, Ala. 

I know you will all be saddened to hear 
of the death of Jackie Jacobs Buttram's 
little girl. Elise, last May of cystic fibrosis, 
and will want to write. Jackie's address is 
Wood Nymph Trail. Lookout Mountain. 
Tennessee. 

Judy Easley Mak wrote Peggy in April 
-"We sail on April 19 on the 5. S. Ex- 
ralibur for Beirut. Lebanon, and then on 
to Kuwait. Dayton will be Principal Officer 
there, and it sounds fascinating — they have 
the highest per capita income there of any 
place in the world — all from oil. In January- 
Marie Musgrove and Bill Pierce and Susan 
and Sherry came to Washington to sightsee. 
They all had dinner here and Caroline 
Casey and Coleman McGehee and Carden 
drove up from Richmond. Ann (Flip) 
Eustis and I did dinner. Tons of fun for 
adults and children of our senior year 
suite. Jean Taylor entertained us all the 
next day. Saw Pat Brown just before 
Faster in D. C. and when we were visiting 
Dayton's sister and family in Atlanta over 
Easter Alice Dulaney Sheridan came over 
to see us with three of her adorable brood. 
She and Danny are 25 miles west of At- 
lanta in Douglasville, which sounds ideal 
for raising children and dogs. (Danny had 
just spent 16 hours on horseback judging 
dogs on field trials.) And finally Jean 
Taylor brought the Pingitores (four of 
them) by one Saturday afternoon for a 
drink. Wish it could have been longer. 
So far. Holly still wants to go to SBC. 
Hope she can pass entrance require- 
ments! — " 

lT f\ Sally Bianchi Foster 
^11 (Mrs. Robert P.. Jr.) 
*-*" 119 Park Avenue 

Verona, New Jersey 
"To recall old friendships is one of the 
joys of Christmas," said Bonnie Lloyd 
Crane's Christmas card. Tis true, and 
here is the rest of your Christmas card 
news. Bonnie and familv live in Weston, 



Mass. now instead of Chicago as previously I 
reported. Dave is Director of Comprehen- I 
sive Planning for the Boston Redevelop- 
ment Authority. "It's a far cry from the 
ivied halls, but we're learning lots about 
real estate for instance. Had a house in I 
Chicago. Philadelphia, and one rented at I 
the shore; but now we're in Weston, sur- I 
rounded by woods and congenial neighbors 
(Smith College). Melinda is in kdg. 
and Matthew in mischief." Betty Todd 
Landen's card says Marge is 10 months 
old. 13 lbs., bald, blonde, and blue-eyed. 
She and Jake vacationed at Sea Island and 
met Ginger Luscombe Rogers at the races I 
in Lexington, Ky. last fall. "We intro- 
duced our mutually tall, slender husbands 
and gossiped six years worth. Ginger b ;l 
on the right horses. I didn't." Nancy 
Nelson Swiggett and Bob vacationed at the 
Homestead last summer. We Northerners 
just can't leave the South. They are mov- I 
ing to Lloyd Harbor. N. Y., this sprin-; I 
after a twice postponed ski trip . . . due J 
to measles three times over. 

Speaking of moving, the Armed Forcrs 
are a boon to the class secretary. Edie 
Brooke Robertson moved to Norfolk from 
Ouantico. perhaps because she missed Lola 
Steele Shepherd who moved to California ] 
from Quantico. Dedee is out of the Ma- 
rines and running a Coin-Op Dry Cleaning 
Establishment in San Diego with Pinkie 
Barrinaer's 1 1951 1 husband. Lola's daugh- 
ter, influenced by Margaret Henry's book. 
Misty of Chincoteaque. requested a pony, 
received a pony; said pony trailered to I 
Cal.. injured in barb wire, nursed back to I 
health by Lola, who also acquired a horse 
because said daughter won't ride alone, 
and Lola hates Margaret Henry and ponies . 
and isn't this a typical Lola lulu of a I 
tale? The Navy moved Jodv Livineston I 
McFall from Maryland to Rhode Island 
nassin? Dollv Clark Rasmussen moving 
from Connecticut to Maryland. Ann Pre*- I 
ton left Marvland to attend school in Nash- I 
"'lie, Seqrritt College for Christian Work- I 
ers. The above new addresses are vours j 
unr>n request. 

1 love the snapshot Christmas cards I 
the best and I shall bring them all to 
you at our fabulous fifteenth reunion. Mar- 
garet Lewis Furse's card shows her whole 
family, lovely Jane. 3. and handsome Aus- I 
ten. Ill, 2. Two blonde charmers, Jimmy. 
2. and Elizabeth. 1, are on Frindy Burden 
Gromen's card. They visited Trinidad and 
Tobago in February. Jean I andenberg 
Gormley's card features the newcomer. 
Patricia, born on Sept. 28th, and Pet. 5. 
and Mike. 1. I also have a chin-up photo 
of wee Kit. three months and Chipper. 4, I 
from Kay Lang Gibson, who spent Christ- 
mas and SBC day in Savannah. Debbie 
Freeman and Newbie Cooper's four at- 
tractive children are pictured on their 
card. I can personally vouch for the I 
beauty of Sally. 10. B. G. Elmore Gille- 
land's children are seen on a rubber float 
soaking up Florida sunshine. My favorite 
picture is of four pretty, nightgowned 
misses, Anne Greene Nicholson's "Little 
Women." 1 recommend them to all class 
*"ns. Candy is blond". Kathy is dark. 
r 'attie is winsome and Susie is gay. And 
thev come in assorted ages too! 

As I write this. Maagie Craig Sanders 
is anticinatina a frenzied, football-friend- 
ship weekend at the Sugar Bowl with the j 
Birmingham gang and Jane Lewis and 



Alumnae Magazine i 



Gus Zollicoffer. Mini Wyse Linksky and 
Link welcomed James Seth in November, 
joining Faith, 7, and Ned. 4. Also in 
November, Garland Hunter Davies wended 
her way to the suburbs for lunch and 
much talk with Anne McNeer Blanken anil 
myself. I cooked and the meal reminded 
all of us of wilted lettuce salad! Talking 
to Garland reminded me of what different 
lives some of you spend. But even if your 
life is "cornflakes at seven, carpool at 
three, and nitey-nite at eight." as Ann 
Reiser Asher says so well on her card, let 
me hear from you. And Lou Moore would 
like to hear and see something from you. 
SBC is growing, and your contribution 
might buy one. lovely, old. weathered, 
red. Georgian brick. 

I Seymoi'R Lauchon Rennolds 
~\ I (Mrs. John K. B.) 
*-* -*- 6007 Three Chopt Road 
Richmond 26. Virginia 

With all this mail f feel like Santa 
Claus. and I can't promise anybody a 
Dydee Doll this year, but here are two 
new addresses for your card lists: Anne 
Sheldon Taylor. 5409 Tuckahoe Ave.. Rich- 
mond 26. and Joan Cannier Marshall. 1508 
Brookland Pkwy. Richmond 27. 

Give a vote of thanks to Jean Randolph 
Bruns by sending your news to me now. 
The only two who asked the meaning of 
my address were those giants of intellectual 
curiosity. Patty Carlin Selvage and Joan 
Motter Andersen. The latter refuses to let 
me tell her many activities because she is 
so shy, but she admits she saw Dorsey 
and Cindy U yman Richardson in Washing- 
ton, when she went to visit Nancy Pesek 
Rasenberger. Pesek's fourth daughter was 
born Aug. 22. named Mary Eleanor. I hear 
from Carolyn Sample Abshire. Carolyn re- 
ported from Alexandria that Elizabeth 
Cooke McCann works for Congressman 
Broyhill. and has three children and a 
Republican husband who is running for 
the Virginia Legislature this fall. Domesti- 
cated in the same area are Ann Ktepinger 
Mueller, in Arlington with three daughters, 
and Ann Petesch Hazard, just moved to 
503 Kinglet Court. McLean, Va. 

John and I were feted and fed by Martin 
and Doris Brody Rosen in Norfolk, and 
Carla de Creny Levin was there with her 
husband, who was nominated for the 
Legislature in the Democratic Primary. 

Marge Davidson Rucker and Edmund 
have a house for the first time, after six 
years in the Navy. Marge has refinished 
and painted furniture, and I understand 
it is just beautiful at 85 Arden Ave., Ivy- 
Farms. Newport News, Va. 

Ann Van Norden McDuffie, who has re- 
covered from the injured knee that kept 
her away from reunion, is enjoying living 
in and restoring an 18th century house in 
N. \ . She attended classes at various 
schools to decide where to send her chil- 
dren, auditing sandbox, fingerpainting, etc. 

Dorothy (Muff) Marks Herbruck. home 
from a trip to Spain where she enjoyed 
the Prado immensely, has the children in 
school and is taking art lessons. 

Emmie Broun Spears and Mary Emery 
Barnhill are well after long bouts of. res- 
pectively, mononeucleosis and hepatitis. 

Patricia Barton, selling securities at a 
brokerage house in Chicago, occupies her- 



self with a new apartment and volunteer 
work for the Lyric Opera. Toddy is not 
a Customer's Man. 

Etta Craig Dick Shurley and family, at 
the beach at Garden City. S. C, stayed 
next door to Julia I'arker Tull with her 
three children. Julie was just the same, 
but with short hair. 

Paul and Billie Herron Goeltz run a ski 
lodge at Morrisville, Vt., serving Stowe, 
Joy Peak anil Smugglers' Notch for the 
snowy months, but raising and showing 
Morgan horses and Alaskan Malamute dogs 
keep the rest of the year full, too. Her 
husband is an insurance agent and Billie 
cooks and skis and drives a dog-sled team, 
not to mention riding. 

Susan Taylor went on a trip through 
Canada, the West, and Mexico. 11,000 
miles in seven weeks in a Volkswagen 
with two other girls and no luggage rack. 
She saw Disneyland, won at a gambling 
casino, and spent the rest of the time 
washing her hair. 

Kathie Phinizy Mackie saw St. Claire 
Harden Wolf and Marcy Slaley Smith on 
vacation, and they toured Winterthur and 
a cattle auction. Wilmington is a summer 
festival! 

I have no new address for Louise Cote- 
man Jones, but hear that Archer is to 
teach History at V. P. I. so Blacksburg 
should do. 

Sue Lockley Glad, after making us all 
ten years younger with laughter at reunion, 
visited the East. She says Joan Davis War- 
ren is very maternal, relaxed and happy 
with her children. Betty Browner Bingham 
also visited Joan, and she sounds maternal. 
too. Sue also saw Barbie Birt Dow, in her 
lovely house in a rural section of Phil- 
adelphia. Barbie's husband is a champion 
golfer, and Barbie leaves her three won- 
derful children to play occasionally. Sue 
found out why the election was lost while 
in New York, and saw Burge and Jean 
Stapleton Hellier. 

Nancy Merchant is Chairman of the 
Junior League Children's Theater in Louis- 
ville, and in "Sleeping Beauty" last year 
she played the Queen as if she had al- 
ready trumped the King and Ace. This is 
said to have nothing to do with the fact 
that she spent the summer in California. 

Wingfield Ellis had a visit from Ruth 
and Mark Costello, and Mary Jane French 
Halliday saw George and Margaret Fitz- 
simmons Brice at Pawley's Island. Bob 
and Nan Snoke Garrett and Jimmy and 
Jo Williams Ray had a happy meeting 
in N. J. in July. Anne Sheldon Taylor 
says Jeanne Molyneux Jeffcoat is thinner 
and gorgeous. 

There is too much news to be funny, 
except maybe that rural Philadelphia, and 
what you really want to know about is 
reunion. Send in your money, and I'll write 
you about it by mimeograph. Only one 
dollar will do, though the school will ap- 
preciate more. If you had seen how beauti- 
ful we all were, you would just expire. 

I - £"X Josik SlBOLD 

^7 1109 E. Dallas Road 
*— '"■ Chattanooga. Tennessee 

Hello, dears . . . Mr. and Mrs. William 
Katz I Marty Legg) announce the arrival 
of Susan Elizabeth. May 2. 1961—7 lbs. 
10 ozs. 



Please note change of my address . . . 
just for one more go-round before reunion 
... so send me a Christmas card right 
now . . . San Francisco was beginning in 
look like campus. Saw Page Croyder. now 
producing TV shows on KP1X there right 
before I left. Both same as ever! But 
returning home had its rewards. Spent 
much time lolling around the pool at 
Frances Street Smith's . . . much swim- 
ming, but I never did finish the tour of 
their 11-bathroom bungalow. . . . 

And found a bit in the paper that the 
Harry Trains (Kathy Kinnear) visited here 
this summer. They were incommunicado, 
but tis said Harry's at the sub base in New 
London, and 4 girls grace the family. Also 
had a frantic phone call from Clara Mc- 
Donald Bass. She had encountered the 
rumor that she had "passed away." She 
would like this corrected. She has a new 
girl baby as of May — Elizabeth — and all 
reside in Nashville. Clara said Susan Otis 
was in New York. And Bimbi Talot Rasoul 
Omar had been in Nashville doing rather 
high powered work in economics for un- 
developed countries. 

A couple of changes of addresses . . . 
Grace DeLong Einsel is now in Youngs- 
town. Ohio, Jackie Thornton Laramore in 
Trinity, Texas, and Pat Layne Winks in 
Zurich. Switzerland. 

And a good letter from Gay Maupin 
Bielenstein in Canberra, Australia. Hans 
has been offered a full chair at Columbia 
in Chinese History. October saw Gay 
traveling the Pacific for the fourth time 
in the last year with "Hans' delightful 
daughter. Kristina. aged 16. and clutched 
under one of my arms, our green - eyed 
year-old treasure, Danielle Mary. Our little 
white dog Simon will go baggage class on 
the same plane. He's the only Swedish- 
speaking French poodle in Australia, and 
we couldn't possibly leave him behind." 
Gay can now be reached c/o the Depart- 
ment of Chinese and Japanese, Columbia 
University. 

And that's it. . . . Do you really realize 
our 10th reunion is upon us? . . . Plan 
early . . . I'll be sending out all forms to 
get the class completely current — but re- 
member — I've got one more letter before 
then, so do please write. 

p" r) Nan O'Keeffe 

^ -x 301 East 62nd Street 

KJ KJ New York 21, New York 

In the Hearts and Flowers Dept. Mary 
Stagg became the bride of Kenneth Hamb- 
lett on April 8th in Brideport, Conn. 
Among those on hand were Katzy Bailey 
Nager. Dickie Wellborn Yoran, June Arata 
Pickett and myself. It was great fun and 
Mary and Ken are settled in Sayville, Long 
Island after a trip to Bermuda. 

In the Maternity Ward: Joan Arey Har- 
rison and Chuck are parents of Stephanie 
Louise born Jan. 28 and weighing in at 
6 lbs. 5 ozs. Joan Brophy Tyree and Tom 
have a new "general" at their house. Tom. 
Jr., arrived Jan. 25th — a whooping 8 lbs. 
completely equipped with red hair and 
blue eyes! All the Tyrees have just left 
for an Army stint in Germany — Berlin, no 
less, and this should be terribly interesting 
and exciting as well as scary. Dale Hatter 
and Ted Harris had young Southern belle 



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No. 3 "ii Feb. 2~>tli she signed in as 
Jennifer Kiclmumd. \n<l \ann Ord Ja«-k- 
son and \ii welcomed Roberl Blair <jn 
Lpri] Isl their third wee one. Ginnj 
Dunlap Shelton and Tom are proud parents 
of their second Min. James Dunlap. born 
August 2nd. 

Spring trip* t" \m York were made hv 
Jane Perrj Liles and George for a special 
pediatric surger) c »urse George was taking, 
One good thing about New York is iliat 
people come through here. Really good to 
see Jane and pictures of her little boy. 
He says "Momma" jusl like Jane does! 
Bob and laire Dawson Mndwilder were 
here in April for a business-but-bring- 
you-wife-along trip. Fun to see them too! 

Nancj McGinnU Picard and her three 
boys made a long spring-vacation car trip 
to Sweet Briar and environs. They spent 
some time with Dale and Ted and their 
three little girls in Lynchburg -- and 
Michael Picard fell in love with Fontaine 
Harris! Nancy also visited Bev Williams 
Fox and Ken and their little boy, Brucie. 
in Charlottesville. 

A long letter from Anne Gree;i Owen 
reports a hectic and happy life in Marsh- 
field, Wise. Along with three children 
I Kim. Jay and Thornton I she has a cham- 
pionship garden, sells tulip bulbs for SBC. 
is a member of the DAR. teaches Sunday- 
School and both she and Hud were dele- 
gates to the State Republican convention. 
Wow ! 

I also heard from Margaret May lolster 
who is living in Buenos Aires with her 
husband and two darling little boys . . . 
according to the picture, anyway! She says 
to be sure and look her up if anyone ever 
get- to Buenos Aires — address is Melian 
2073, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

This June we had a New York get- 
together because Jane Yoe Wood was in 
town — Anne Joyce had a lovely dinner 
party and we all hooted and carried on for 
hours. Was fun. B.I McElfresh. Jeanne 
Duff. Sue Goodridge O'Connell. Dickie 
IT' ell born Yoran, Faith Catlin. Nancy Mc- 
Donald Raphael, June Arata Pickett. Jane. 
Mine and I were all there. Any excuse 
to have a party. Jane is fine and loves 
Atlanta. 

My plans for returning to Europe have 
been moved upwards from this Fall. Things 
are a bit undecided but we shall see! In 
the meantime drop me a note and don't 
forget the Alumnae Fund. Bye for now. 

r" /J Bruce Watts Krucke 

)ZJ_| i Mrs. William) 
*-* -^ 56 Hickson Drive 

New Providence, N. J. 

I he telephone is hanging limp from 
overuse hut there is still not much excite- 
ment. This seems to have been a much 
duller summer than last. My main items 
come from very much appreciated (and 
unsolicited! I letters. 

Here's the latest nursery news: Eleanor 
Marlha Beach was born on April 3rd to 
Bill) Isihtle and John. Liz Helm Lawson's 
first baby was born on April 17th — James 
Christopher. Mimi Hitchcock Davis' third 
was finally a boy whom they named John 
Elderkin. Suzy Stribling and Bob Koster 
named their first Robert Stribling — he was 
born June 27th. Meg Hetley and Bob Peck 



have ioined the two boys group with the 
advent of Thomas Henry on July 6th. A 
note to keep you humble — someone in our 
class i- expecting her 5th! A wonderful 
letter from Cigi Mitchell Frank announces 
her 4th child. Mitchell, born last February. 
Joy Parker and Charles Eldridge had a 
son August 29th — named Clark Parker. 

(iigi's husband. Monroe, lias recently 
gone in'o a Cessna airplane dealership. 
Gigi is taking flying lessons and loves it — 
says she's liable to drop in on anyone now. 
They've been to Miami. Biloxi. and New 
Orleans this year. She sees Sissy Morris 
Long ami Betty Gene Orr Atkinson quite 

often. 

Caroline "Kobo" Chobot and Tom Gar- 
ner spent the summer in Jamestown, North 
Dakota, for clinical training at a state 
mental hospital there. They had a fun 
visit with the Kosters I Suzy Stribling) in 
St. Louis on the way home. Kobo will 
teach 6th grade in Nashville again this 
year while Tom finishes his last year at the 
1 niversity of the South School of Theology. 
Another working girl — Sally Bumbaugh — 
has a temporary leave from her regular 
job so she can work on a pilot film of a 
new daytime celebrity panel show for one 
of the major networks. Her descriptions 
of all the people sound most exciting. 

A nice letter from Peggy Jones Steuart 
told of all their activities. They've had 
trips to Williamsburg and Florida this 
year. Guy is soon to be president of all 
Steuart Motor Agencies in Washington 1 5 
companies I. Al Daub dropped in to see 
them recently. Peggy's winter energies 
will be concentrated on her job as chair- 
man of the Fountain of Flowers Ball to 
be given next May for the Florence Crit- 
tenton Home in Washington. It will have 
"the works" right down to Lester Lanin. 

Also in the D. C. area. Nancy Lee Ed- 
wards Paul worked in the office of Reau- 
voir. the National Cathedral Elementary 
School Summer Camp during June and 
July while her children were in the nursery 
group there. She later spent a week with 
Hattie Hughes Stone while Norman at- 
tended a conference in Colorado. They 
all drove down to Clare Tre'tor Rosegger's 
for a day and the nine children got along 
very well. 

Enjoying new houses now are Lynn 
Morrissey and Tom Strike who are in 
Bethesda, Md.. and Mary Jane Roos and 
Dick Fenn. who moved out to Huntington. 
Long Island. Nanci Hay and Bill Mahoney 
and Maggie Mohlman plan a weekend 
there in September. Nancy Moody Hudson 
spent an afternoon with Mary Jane this 
summer while she was visiting relatives on 
Long Island. Jane Keating I who has her 
old terrific job at Young and Rubieam 
back again ) and Bob Taylor have just 
bought a 12 acre farm in New Paltz (a 
little under 2 hours north of the city). 
N. Y. It's a 200 year old house (with new 
plumbing! I — 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. 
complete with orchard, brook, barn and out 
buildings. They will use it for weekends 
and vacations so I've told her we're all 
looking forward to visiting. 

The little travelling that I know of: 
the Stones (Hattie Hughes) to Chatham 
on Cape Cod for a week. Faith Rahmer 
and Bob Croker spent the summer at 
Shelter Island. I'll see her at Alumnae 



Council meetings in October. Sue Valier 
and Sam Mulligan went for several long 
weekends to various places — one of the 
most enjoyable being Q)uogue. Cam Brewer 
Hill's sister. Holly, visited her all summer 
and they spent Labor Day at Virginia 
Beach. Cam has sold her house and now 
lives in Bernardsville. N. J. Margaret 
Davidson and Bates Block visited the Hales 
(Anne Sheffield) this summer. Mag An- 
drews Poff was in this area to visit her 
family while Bill was on bis Reserve sum- 
mer active duty. She also saw Joan Cham- 
berlain Engleman. The latter enjoyed a 
weekend at the Waldorf this spring during 
a MONY meeting. They also went to 
Boston in September. Bill and I got no 
further than Virginia Beach this year. 
Spent two very pleasant "ten-dayses" there 
(one with Kurt having the mumps and one 
with me having a virus). Lynn Carlton 
and Mike McCaffree invited us to dinner 
in September and we again had a really 
enjoyable evening with them. Lynn felt 
practically free all summer — 5 year old 
Betsey spent June through August in Hous- 
ton with Lynn's family. My interestrng 
news is that I've been asked to fill an un- 
expired term on the Executive Board of 
the Alumnae Association. I'm now chair- 
man of Alumnae Representatives and most 
excited by the prospect of three trips to 
Sweet Briar this year. 

lT lT Camille Williams Taylor 
^ ^ ( Mrs. Charles M.) 
^ ^ Box 268 

Opelika. Alabama 
Most exciting is the news that Anne 
Williams married Eli Manchester on Sep- 
tember 16th. Anne had a small family 
wedding with a large reception after the 
honeymoon. They will live in Cranford. 
N. J. Equally as interesting but still in- 
complete is my news of Manda McThenia's 
wedding on June 10. Vida Radin and 
Andy Wallace were attendants at Manila's 
lovely wedding at Alderson. W. Va. A 
garden wedding was followed by a home 
reception. Manda and her husband have 
gone to Hawaii for a year where he is 
going to teach French! 

Prominent new additions make news 
lately, too. Preston Stockton Bowen had 
baby number 3 last June, shortly after 
Mack and I saw her and Bob on our 
vacation at Ponte Vedra. Preston's other 
children, age 3 and almost 2 are simplv 
adorable! Lucy Jane Brasfield Welch was 
happily welcomed by Jane and Jim on 
July 28th. Jane is convinced that this is 
the Lucy Jane who will make the grade on 
Broadway as her first entrance was quite 
dramatic! Incidentally. Jane is the first 
I've heard from who has completed a fall- 
out shelter in her home, but I gather from 
your letters that many '55ers are thinking 
on it. From the Gilhuly home in Old 
Greenwich conies word of the birth of 
Peter. August 7. third son for Anne 
iKilby) and Bob. making them a family 
of 5. As Derrill Maybank Hagood says. 
"What could be better than 2 little boys 
unless its 3." Her third son, David, was 
born August 4 and Derrill loves every 
minute of life surrounded by her males. 
Retta Jelks Vance, in Savannah, had her 
second daughter in June shortly before the 



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marriage oi her brother, Freeman. Retta 

ami Allen ha\e a new home. 

Among the commuter set in the Easl 

we find Sally Gillespie Coe whose husband. 
Hoi), works as a tax attorney in New York 
City. They live in Stamford. Conn., with 
3 daughters, ages 2, 4. and 6. Sally spends 
her time earing for the "little women" anil 
doing extensive PTA hoard work. Like 
many of us, she is presently appalled over 
the job she so glibly aceepted last May! 
Ann Jeffers Hogarty took time off from 
making draperies for their new "old" 
home in a lovely hlock in Cranhury, N. J.. 
and from taking swimming instructions to 
write of Dick's new job. It seems that 
Dick resigned his job with Sen. Williams 
to accept a research assistantship under 
Dr. John Sly. one of the country's fore- 
most authorities in local and state govern- 
ment. At the same time Dick will pursue 
his doctorate at Princeton — a project which 
will last approximately 3 years. Pam 
Compton Ware and Hudnall vacationed 
this year in Richmond and Nags Head. 
Pam is now chairman of the Hospital 
League Welcoming Committee while Hud- 
nall continues his studies in New \ork. 
My mother was there recently, saw Pam. 
and raves about her darling little hoy 
who is two years old. 

Cary Fox Fisher and her husband and 
2 children, daughter 2%, and son 1M;, 
just recently purchased a 150 year old 
home at Syosset. L. 1. They spent the 
summer sanding floors, painting, hanging 
wallpaper, and digging a wonderful garden 
out from a mountain of weeds. Another 
new home owner is Peggy Osborne Haynes 
who has been busy decorating their ramb- 
ling abode in the Bethesda, Md., area. 
She and her husband had a wonderful 
vacation away from snow in Puerto Rica 
last February. 

Ginger Chamblin reports that her degree 
I PhD. in chemistry) is beginning to look 
like a reality in the next year or so. She 
still mixes chemistry and theater and this 
summer spent 2 months touring Europe. 
Also in Virginia is Diane Hunt Lawrence 
who writes of busy family routine with 
her 2 boys and a marvelous though brief 
skiing tr'yi to Hot Springs with Jimmy 
last February. They alsi journeyed to 
Nags Head in May, just missing Pam and 
Hudnall. Frankie and Tench Coxe and 
family spent their vacation at Fawleys Is- 
land. S. C. but missed seeing any of the 
nearby Charleston crowd. Trish Meyer 
Robinson and Nick just recently moved to 
Fort Benning where they hope to be for 
several years. They have a boy 3. a girl 2. 
and a baby 8 months, which makes moving 
quite an operation! Back in Charlottesville 
is Andy Wallace who is employed at the 
radio station and involved in numerous 
outside activities including choir and 
chorus work. A mid-western representa- 
tive, Barbara McLamb Lindemann. jour- 
neyed from Milwaukee to New York for a 
\isit during the summer. She saw Diane 
I erney Greenway and Jim. their gorgeous 
home and 3 adorable children, ages 4. 
almost 3. and 8 months. Perhaps the 
farthest away from home are Bar Black 
Sommer and Bob who are making their 
home in Alaska for the next 214 years. 
Bob is a Captain in the Air Force Medical 
Corp. 



\ fine sounding vacation indeed wa- 
ihat of Ethel Green Banta and Bruce and 
Kakki Howe Lovett and Rad and families 
on the Jersey shore last summer. The] 
look a house for a month, complete with 
full time maid! Oene and Chase I.anr 
Bruns spent their vacation a! the Cape 
and included a few days with Ethel and 
group en route. Hope I'll be hearing from 
all of you as news develops — or even if 
it doesn't! 



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Byrd Stone 
Library Lane 
Old Lyme, Conn. 



T'was great seeing so many of you at 
Reunion hut we were sorry even more 
couldn't make it. Everyone was muchly 
relieved that no one had changed. 1 don't 
know what we expected but we were re- 
lieved anyway. The pictures everyone sent 
of their children were most impressive, both 
in quality and quantity of childen. Never 
ha\e 1 seen cuter children and believe me 
I've seen plenty. 

While on this diapery subject. Nancy 
Salisbury Neill writes that their second 
child. Thomas David, was born on July 22. 
Ann Stevens Allen and Bob produced their 
second. Scott Thornton, on Aug. 21. They 
are living in Canada and hope to remain 
there permanently. Leona Chang Crozier 
writes that she completed her Masters at 
Cornell and as of four months ago com- 
pleted a baby daughter with the aid of 
her Plant Pathology Extension Specialist 
husband. From Helen Wolfe Evans comes 
the news that their third child was a boy, 
David Murphy, not a girl as was announced 
previously. (They didn't announce it er- 
roneously, the Ali'mnae News did! I. 
Nancy Chilton Nelson now has three chil- 
dren, two girls and most recently a boy. 
Jeanne Applequist Bascom now has two 
sons according to Betty Bux-on Dietz. Betty 
and Burton have settled in Minnesota, ap- 
parently near the Bascoms. 

Moving on to drier subjects, Kay Smith 
Schauer and Bob are living in Germany 
and love it. They were given the grand 
tour by Mary Alice Major Duncan. Graham 
and the two hoys who have been there for 
the past two years. The Schauers were 
expecting Jolly Urner for a visit when Kay 
wrote. Julie Jackson Coffey and Ed were 
hosts to Dr. and Mrs. Rawley in West Va. 
this summer and had a wonderful time 
with them. 

From Joyce Lenz Young (alias Hedda 
Hopper I comes much news. She will start 
teaching nursery school this fall and is 
looking forward to it with some fear and 
trepidation. Hugh is in his surgical in- 
ternship at Charlottesville. Joyce saw 
Frances Shannonhouse Clardy and Frances 
Gilbert Browne in Charlotte. Both Helen 
IT olle Evans and Joyce are most compli- 
mentary regarding the Browne's new house 
which they are remodelling. Carolyn 
Dickinson Tynes, Barney and the two boys 
have traveled up to Bethesda, Md.. where 
they will he for a year while Barney is 
with the National Institute of Health. Next 
year he will begin his practice. The Tynes 
vacationed with Jack and Parksie Carroll 
Mulholland this summer. Brucie Bordley 
Gibbs and husband "Jumbo" have bought 
a house in Baltimore where he began work 
with a trust company recently. Possibly 



1 should have put the following note above 
in the "Diaper Roll." Joyce and Hugh 
have a new addition to their family . . . 
a beagle, which Joyce reports looks just 
like Hugh! 

Paul and Meredith Smythe Grider are 
in Dallas where Paul is finishing his last 
year of residency in internal medicine. 
Meredith reports that Carter Nelson flew 
through there on her way to New York 
City where she will he working. Roger 
and Alice Guggenheimer MacKay made a 
"really big" move in Cambridge from 
Vpartment 202 to Apt. 103. After this 
exhausting ordeal they were off to Nan- 
tucket for a vacation. After that Alice 
will he hack at the hospital working part 
time doing an experiment on firefly tails. 
Sounds rather lewd. 

Harriet Cooper is in Sausilito. California, 
apparently having a hall. We never quite 
got together while I was out there but we 
tried awfully hard. Nancy St. Clair Tallev 
has been busy redecorating, doing League 
work and reviving a book club in Rich- 
mond. She also had a part time job for 

2 weeks working as the New Leader editor's 
assistant. Catherine Lotterhos Mills has 
moved from New Orleans to Houston for 
the duration of Henry's ophthalmology 
residency and they are already real Texas 
fans. They are kept busy with their 3 vr. 
old and two 18 mo. olds. 

Peggy Ann Rogers wrote me reams from 
which I will try to extract a few terse 
notes. She is director of publicity at the 
Univ. of Chattanooga and writes all kinds 
of impressive articles. She will leave for 
Europe where she will visit Lee Wood 
Escrive '58 and Phylis Herndon '55. She 
is working for a masters and has been con- 
ducting an interdenominational religious 
discussion group for single young people 
and plans to write an article on this ex- 
perience. 

Aside from my California trip which was 
great ( I even hit the jackpot on a nickel 
slot machine at Tahoe) I had an exciting 

3 weeks at summer school climaxed by get- 
ting caught the last day in a radar trap 
in New Haven on my way to class, going 
to court and having my license suspended 
for 30 days ( Conn, law — "conviction means 
loss of license"). I look real great bi- 
cycling around Old Lyme. Oh well. Betty 
Grable will have nothing on me by the 
time I finish pedaling eight or so miles 
a day. My but these small town school 
leachers are wild! 

r* r^j Nannette McBurney Crowdus 
^ / (Mrs. William) 
*-* • 5817 Langford Lane 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 
What exciting mail I've had in the last 
few weeks! I think I'm going to like this 
job if everyone is as prompt in answering 
and as full of news as the gals who have 
written. 

Carolyn Westfall, in a marvelous three 
page letter, writes that she and Phil Mon- 
ger were married Nov. 26. 1960. are living 
in Flushing, N. Y.. and are bath in ad- 
vertising in New York. Westie as secretary 
to a director of Compton Advertising. 

(larolyn Scot:- Dillon and Peter came 
down from Rochester, wdiere Peter is with 
Eastman Kodak, to spend a weekend with 



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the Mongers in June. More news from 
Scottie i- the arrival of Susan Terrell Dil- 
lon, Sept. 25, I 1 "'". W hile in Richmond on 
vacation, Scottie saw Susan Ragland Lewis 
and Mars Anne ' "" Dervoort Large. 
Sydnej Graham Brady, Bill ami their two 
children \ i»it<-< I Scottie in Rochester this 
summer, 

Barbara Medert Sylvester and George 
had a busy summer with moving to their 
nru house in Shaker Heights. Ohio. (3666 
Winchell Ril.i and greeting John Philip 
Sylvester on July 12. 

More new house owners are Jaequelin 

tmbler Cusick and Ralph (5414 Ubemarle 

St.. Washington 16. 1). C.i. whose seeond 

son. James Ambler, arrived April 29. 

Chippy is 3 now. 

Chips (.7mo Pai -writes that she and 
David are still studying in New York, but 
took time out to have Virginia Marks Paget 
and Jim of Albuquerque, N. Mex., for 
weekend guests and to visit Nancy Godwin 
Baldwin and Tom at SBC. 

Elaine Floyd spent two weeks with Jane 
Bes> Wehland, Chuck and Charles Turner 
\\ ehland, 7 nios., at Wrightsville Beach. 
N. C. Jane also had a fun visit with Bari 
linker Hart. Bill and young Lindsay while 
the Harts were in Baltimore. Bill is a 
County Judge in Athens. Texas. 

Jane Pinckney Hanahan announces the 
arrival March 2 of Maria Ross Hanahan. 
\\ hile vacationing, Jane and Billy saw 
Anne Mellon Kimzey in Charleston and 
stopped in Raleigh for a delicious dinner 
at Flo Barclay Winston and Charley's 
"Angus Barn." 

Barney and Suzanne Gipson Farnhani 
are as busy as bees in Port Leyden, N. Y.. 
in the foothills of the Adirondacks where 
Barney is the assistant for five Episcopal 
churches. 

Saynor Johnson Ponder loves Atlanta 
and is kept busy running after Bert. 9 mos. 
Roberta Malone Henderson and Ian paid 
Saynor a visit on their way back to UVA 
Law School. 

After Nov. 4 Jane Rather will be Mme. 
Rene-Blaise Thiebaud of 11 Avenue Theo- 
dore Flournoy, Geneva, Switzerland. Jane 
has rashly invited all of us to drop in any 
time to see their penthouse overlooking 
Lake Geneva. Her post marital plans in- 
clude learning to prepare Swiss cuisine for 
her lawyer husband. 

Kim McMurtry starts vagabonding again 
when she sails Oct. 26 for London and 
parts unknown. 

More travellers are Mikki Ballard Porter 
and Bob who left Sept. 7 for two weeks 
motoring through France and Italy. Billy. 
3 years, and Lydia Ann. 18 mos., are stay- 
ing home in Moorestown. N. J. 

Margery Scott Johnson and Earl wel- 
comed little Margery April 9 in Releigh. 
Earl III is 3 now and very proud of his 
baby sister. 

Barbara Tetzlaff writes she has been 
working as a Kelly Girl all summer at 
General Electric, but will probably return 
to Stowe this fall. 

Mary Landon Smith Brugh is in Lexing- 
ton. Va.. now where Lynn is with a real 
estate firm. They have two little girls, one 
and two. Pris Vermooten Baldwin writes 
Pee Wee that she has three boys now and 
loves Maui. Hawaii, more than ever. 

Bebe Macey Graham and Bobby wel- 



comed Man (Catherine on Friday, Jan. 13 
in Nashville, Tenn. 

Diane Duffield Wood and Sandy have 
bought a house in Western Springs. 111. 
1 4220 Linden Ave.), a suburb of Chicago. 
Diane. Pammy, 2 years, and Kathryn Mary, 
9 mos.. visited for a month in Philadelphia 
where Diane saw Buffy Stevens Cooley. 
who has two hoys now. Tim is at the 
Wharton School. Diane missed seeing Char 
Heuer W atson. Bob. and their two sons — 
William Russell was born in July — as they 
were all on vacation. 

Diane and Sandy came down to Ft. 
Wayne in July for a weekend with Bill 
and me, and we returned the visit early in 
Sep!. Diane's Pammy ami our Warren 13 
in Nov. I had a ball together, as did their 
parents. Zan Engh Moore came by while 
I was at the Woods' before she left Chicago 
to head back to Austin. Texas, where Bob 
is in law school. Their little Clay is a 
year old now. 

NOW is the time to start lining up 
baby sitters, mothers, in laws, or whatever 
so all of us can be on hand for that 
Glorious Fifth REUNION coming in June. 
1962! Keep the news coming and MAKE 
PLANS FOR JUNE. 

I™ 1 |~| Jane Shipman Kt ntz 
^\f\ (Mrs. E. J.) 
*-"-F 39 Edenhurst Drive 
Centerville. Ohio 

Well, it's that time again! First of all. 
let me apologize for not contributing a 
column for the summer issue of the News. 
That was a particularly busy time and the 
deadline slipped right by me. I'll try not 
to miss again. 

Over the summer I have received quite 
a few letters from here and there — and 
my thanks to each of you who took the 
time to drop a line. 

Sweet Briar '58 was well represented 
when Lynn Prior and Stuart Faulkner Har- 
rington were married on May 20th. Claire 
Cannon Christopher. Betsy Worrell Cough- 
lin. Lee Cooper Robb. Flo Buchanan Hey- 
ward. Penny Meighan Martin and Beth 
Kemper all joined in the festivities. By 
the way. Claire Christopher and Hudnall 
now live in Winston-Salem and are enjoy- 
ing it very much. 

On June 9th. Susan Day became the 
bride of Thomas Jackson Dean in Rich- 
mond, and on July 8th, in Pittsfield. Mass.. 
Sara Gait and Edward Riley Pollard. Jr.. 
were married. 

Joan Nelson Bargamin (New address: 
2269 Roosevelt Blvd., Winchester. Va.) 
wrote me that she and Paul Bargamin III 
of Lynchburg, were married on July 28th. 
Paul, since graduation from W & L Law 
School, has been an adjustor for Travellers' 
Insurance Co.. in Winchester, Va. Joan 
also wrote that Betty Waddell is now Mrs. 
John W. Henson III. They live in Roanoke 
where Betty is a medical technologist and 
John is in the personnel department of a 
hank. Joan Bargamin and Joan Baggs Mc- 
Kenzie were both bridesmaids for Betty. 

Our class has certainly kept busy in- 
creasing the already exploding population! 
Linda MacPherson Anderson and Sverre 
became parents of a daughter on Dec. 2nd. 
She was named Linda Christina. The An- 
dersons are still in Milwaukee hut admit 
thev are really "Southerners" at heart. 



On Dec. 24th Katherine Cantrell was 
horn to Kay Branch McKenzie and Harold 
in Atlanta. 

Charles Jackson Ritchie III was a spring 
arrival, born on May 31st. He is the son 
of Beedy Tallow Ritchie and Jack. Beedy 
confides that little Chad is the cutest baby 
ever. The Ritchies live in Washington. D. C. 

A long letter from Cornelia Long Kamin- 
ski announced the birth of a second daugh- 
ter. Julia Robert, on Jan. 1st : the Kamin- 
ski's other daughter, Anna, was two in 
May. As if a baby were not enough ex- 
citement. Cornelia. Amos and their two 
daughters took a fabulous trip to Europe 
and Israel in the spring. They made several 
stops in Israel and even rode a camel, then 
toured London. Paris. Athens and Rome. 
When they returned to the U. S., Cornelia 
went to visit her family in Jackson. Miss. 
Besides all those activities. Cornelia has 
found time to work on a fund raising art 
show and teach at the Museum of the City 
of New York for the Junior League. 

This fall. Katy Epsen will be teaching 
kindergarten at the Town School for Boys 
in San Francisco. She and her family 
moved to Hillsborough, outside of San 
Francisco. Katy sees Pat Ashby Boesch 
and Patty Sykes Treadwell often and they 
all agree that San Francisco is a delight- 
ful spot. 

Caroline Sauls had the happy duty this 
summer of accompanying her sister Laura 
('63) to Europe where Laura will take 
her junior year at Geneva. Caroline was 
looking forward to touring for awhile, then 
seeing her French "family" in Tours, be- 
fore returning home. 

I hope all of you saw the lovely pictures 
of Cornelia Hayley in the June issue of 
Town and Country. She appeared in an 
article featuring Memphis. 

Although Dayton is not a Sweet Briar 
stronghold, our ranks are growing. The 
most recent arrival here is Virginia East- 
man Gossage. husband Tom. and their 
charming two year old daughter. Laura. 
Tom. a chemical engineer, is an assistant 
director of a department of Monsanto Corp. 

The Kuntz household continues to be a 
hectic, happy place. Lee and Martha are 
a constant source of amazement and pleas- 
ure for Eddie and me. I may have to grow 
an extra pair of hands and feet, though, 
to keep up with them, since at 8'^ months 
they're making great attempts to walk. My 
major activity of the summer was improv- 
ing my golf game. This fall. I'll once again 
be working one morning a week at the 
Little Exchange and serving on the Ad- 
missions. Placement, and Public Relations 
Committees of the Junior League. I think 
all that should keep me out of mischief! 

r" f\ Ann Young 
^VvJ 517 Rose Lane 

*-J S Haverford. Pa. 

No order, no chatter, just news. Karen 
McKenzie married A. M. (Mack) Smith 
the 29th of July. They are living in Vuha 
City. Calif. He is a fruit buyer for Libby, 
McNeil, and Libby. Margo Lawrence mar- 
ried Brooks Binder March 25th. They work 
and live in N. Y. City. Judy Nevins Le- 
Hardy writes that she is taking Japanese 
in night school in Japan. Husband Ward 
is a Captain now. 



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Happy Jordan Fitzgerald and husband 
Jimmy et al, have moved into a little house 
in Blacksburg. He has one more year of 
school there. They spent 6 wks. in Calif, 
this summer. Elaine Allison Hill and hus- 
band Don have settled in Neenah, Wis., 
where Don is with the 1st Nat. Bank. Betsy 
Duke Seaman, Peter, and son, Watson, are 
in Chapel Hill. Loyal Peter returned the 
card. (I may start addressing them to the 
husbands of some of you more delinquent 
non-answerers.) 

Virginia Ramsey Easton and Bob vaca- 
tioned in the Thousand Islands this sum- 
mer and in New York City where they 
visited Connie Fitzgerald Lange and her 
new son. Judy Sorley Chalmers and Doug 
paid host to Val Stoddard and Dede Ulf 
this summer. Doug enters jr. yr. med. 
school this fall. 

Suzanne Hafer announced her engage- 
ment Aug. 19th to Robert T. Hambrick, 
Jr., of Hickory, N. C. They plan a late 
fall wedding. 

Tabb Thornton Farinholt and Blair 
taught sports and did some tutoring at 
Camp Greenbrier. Tabb is the god-mother 
of Weezie Marshall Cutchin's latest son, 
Thomas, who was born in May. Linda 
Knickerbocker Ford and Gordon are 
happily settled in a new house and are 
enjoying their bird, named Byrd. 

Margaret Cook spent 4 mos. in a cast 
last winter as a result of her first attempt 
at skiing. She is fine now and is with 
the Conn. Historical Society. Ginny Robin- 
son Bolt's husband, Len, has a new job 
in Asheville, N. C. He'll be ass't. to the 
president of McCarley and Co. 

Kay Frowery Greer, Rhodes and sons 
Rusty and Michael spent the vacation in 
Salem this summer. They are still in West 
Stockbridge. Gay Hart Gaines, Stanley and 
little Stanley moved from Newark, Ohio, 
to Harbor Hills, Ohio. They expect to be 
there for sure until the first of the year. 

Gretchen Smith spent two months during 
the summer in the British Isles. She met 
Lucia Woods for trip through Scot, and 
Lake District and spent last two wks. 
taking a course on Yeats. Susan Taylor 
Montague and Minor bought a house in 
Richmond and spent the spring making 
grass grow in the clay yard and summer 
pulling up crab grass. 

Ann Smith Heist and husband John 
spent a mo. in Tuscon and Mexico and 
"enjoyed the progressiveness of the West." 
Ann is teaching languages again this year. 
Susan Glass Pit Kethley writes that every- 
one has finally graduated. Hubby is in- 
terning at the Army hospital in Denver. 
Sue Pohl Moulton has stopped working 
and is becoming quite the housewife. 

Courtney Gibson took 9 hrs. in summer 
school and travelled around the country- 
side visiting old roomies. She is teaching 
5th gr. this year. Cookie Cooke has full 
time job in Grad. Econ. Dept. at Columbia 
and is also continuing scholarship in voice 
at Chatham Square Music School. Cookie, 
will be doing a solo part in Carl Bricken's 
new oratorio to be given at SBC in Dec. 

Montie Barker announced her engage- 
ment May 13 to John Noble Fiske (sp?). 
Their marriage date is Sept. 16th. John 
is with the Brookline Trust Co. Lizora 
Miller will be teaching first grade this 



year in Richmond. Tricia Coxe Ware and 
Marshall are living in Richmond where 
he is Assistant at All Saints Church. They 
had a new addition, Mary Warren, on 
Sept. 6th. 

Fleming Parker Rutledge and Dick had 
a little girl, Louise Heyward, last Jan. 20th. 
Fleming and Dick are teaching "an ex- 
tremely avant-grade Sunday Sch. class "and 
Fleming is a new co-editor of a paper put 
out by Friends of the Richmond Library. 
Elsie Prichard Carter and Billy spent a 
relaxing summer of fishing and riding 
after the rigors of a winter of medical 
school. 

Alice Morris sailed for Eng. in Sept. 
She will be taking her Fulbright at Bristol 
where "the project calls for study of the 
development of the fool in Renaissance 
drama." She has already completed her 
M. A. in religion. Spent the summer coun- 
selling delinquent girls in a house on Wel- 
fare Island. 

Rachel Bok Kise and Jim left for 
Caracas. Venezuela, in Sept. Jim is work- 
ing for the Joint Center of Urban Studies 
as an architect and city planner on a new 
city on the Oronoco River. They will be 
there 11 mos. Penny Fisher Crowell and 
Bill are going to be advisors for a Liberal 
Youth Group in the Unitarian Church. 
Penny took Debbie, then 3M> mos., to SBC 
for grad. in June. 

Ann Pegram Lyle had a new daughter. 
Martha Lawrence, on March 30th. Debbie 
O'Brien Reback, husband, Forbes, and their 
3 children will be home in 1962. They 
have been in Germany for 2% yrs. Kathy 
Tyler spent the summer living at St. Mark's 
Church in the Bowery where she was in 
charge of the summer program for children 
and young people. She is back at the 
Seminary now to finish up her Master's 
Degree. 

Polly Space broke tradition last Jan. by 
taking a job. (only 3 afternoons a wk. 
though) She is spending even more time 
on golf, managed to win her club cham- 
pionship last spring. Donna Ferris White- 
house and husband are athletic minded 
also. They took a Sept. trip down the 
Colo. River in a raft. Barbara Kelly Tate 
and Teddy announced the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Colleen Marie Constance, born March 
26th. They will be in Lexington until Feb. 
when Teddy finishes Law School, and then 
it is the Army for 2 yrs. 

Barbara Sampson Borsch and hubby 
vacationed for a mo. and managed to 
travel almost 5,000 miles on a trip that 
included a stop at C'ville and a visit with 
the Barrons and Susan Timberlake and 
Cal Thomas. Barabara will be teaching 
high school English. 

Pat Davis Sutker had a boy, July 9th 
whose name is Steven Gregory. Marshall 
passed the 111. Bar in March and is with 
a patent law firm in Chicago. Barbie Lewis 
finished a business course the last of Aug. 
and was last reported job hunting, "prob- 
ably not in Pittsburgh." Sheila Kerlin went 
back to Europe to chaperone some 13 yr. 
olds and is now at Katie Gibbs in Boston 
for a year. 

Meri Hagerty is using her French via 
translating as a secretary to the Director 
of Pharmacology of A. H. Robin's Co. She 
will be taking Gentian this Fall also. Kitty 




Jane Shipman Kuntz, '58 and hus- 
band. Ed. with twins. Lee and Martha. 



Sell Levine is working for an electronics 
company in Boston. Betsy Salisbury Creek- 
more and Houston Andrews Kirby were in 
Harriet Henderson's Aug. 19th wedding in 
Jackson, Miss. Harriet's new name is Mrs. 
Austin Stubblefield. 

Ann Hearin has been living in New 
York for 2 yrs. and is Ass't. Fabric Editor 
of Vogue. She had a grand month abroad, 
mostly in Spain and Palma. Betsy Browner 
Pittman and Frank have a little girl, 
Justina Buckley, born July 5th. Frank is 
a resident in Psychiatry. Jane Larimore 
Kroeger writes that her family has in- 
creased by one male, Robert Karl. 

Jini Jones visited Sarah Jane Murdoch 
Moore and Jim. Mary Boyd Davis and 
Irvin, and Ann Eagles Carrell in L'burgh. 
Ann and Bill live in C'ville. Ann has a 
job with the C'ville 200th Anniversary 
Commission. Nan Reed Snyder and Gerry 
have moved to New York where he is a 
security analyst with an investment bank 
there. 

Jane Jamison Tatman and George have 
a young Tatman, Jamison Stewart, who 
was born March 19th. They have built a 
house which Jane takes care of when she 
isn't golfing. Snowdon Durham Tyler and 
Sewall will be in Christiansburg, Va„ 
where he will be doing graduate work and 
she will be teaching 7th grade health and 
science. 

Patsy Bulkley O'Brien and Dave are at 
Camp Lejeune until Dec. Dave is plan- 
ning to teach after doing some graduate 
work. They will be living in Riverdale, 
New York. 

Elizabeth Johnston took 8 wks. at Harv- 
ard summer school and will be back at 
Radcliffe this year. Her orals are in May. 
She will also be a resident fellow in a 
cooperative house for undergraduates. 
Bambie Price is probably the only stock 
broker in Chicago with "the laugh." Liz 
Chambers continues to live in Boston, 
working for Arthur D. Little, Inc. She 
will be living with Dotsie Woods, '58, this 
year. 

Ginny Nassib Collett and Bob are settled 
in Fort Worth for good. Joan Schlader- 
mundt Osgood and Bill had their 2nd 
daughter, Cheryl Anne, in Feb. They will 
be living near N. Y. City where Bill is 
working. Alice Cary Farmer and Lee Brown 
are in N. Y. City for another year. They 
spent a weekend with Jackie Heckma at 
her house in Greenwich. 

B. B. Birchfield Thompson has just quit 



April 1962 



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,i job she had working 1 n i congressman. 
Val Stoddard i> working on her thesis for 
her M. \. degree and is working on her 
first job a^ a social worker in a Child 

Guidance Clinic in Boston. Mania Brown 
Lyle, hubb) Bob, ami son. Wes, live in 
a cute iiur>i house in the woods. Marcia 
received her II. \. from Georgia State Col- 
lege before sin- ami Boh were married. 

Susan I'erry Farmer and Jerry have been 
living in Bari, Italy, where he has hren 
an engineer with Chrysler Missile, ami 
are now living in Heidelberg while Jerry 
works on his Pit. I), in Physios. They have 
a new addition who "is an exaot replies 
of his daddy." Puss Moore Horine had a 
-on. March 28th. She was a team captain 
again this yr. for SBC bulbs. She wrote 
also that Lucia Carozza Mornsou hail a 
baby the first of Aug. and that Melanie 
Dorsey has a wonderful job in Florida. 

\nn Carter Barrett writes that her hus- 
band. Lynn, has his Master's in Geological 
Engineering and has a new job with Shell 
Oil in Denver. They have a little girl. 
Julia Carter. Sookie Caswell Foss and 
husband are in Greece where they are 
both studying at the American School of 
Classical Studies. Her husband will hold 
a Fellowship at Harvard in the Classics 
Department for the coming year. 

Ann Hujendick Hamman and Henry 
have moved to Houston, Texas, "after years 
of work at the U. of Texas." My sincere 
apology to Pat Gay Sills for mixing up 
and messing up every name in her family! 
Tom's parents from Florida spent two 
months with them in Buffalo this summer 
and enjoyed spoiling their son, John. 

Please sign your full name (single and 
married I to your cards. Try and write 
new names and names of companies care- 
fully — I really have to guess at some of 
the symbols that appear on your cards. 
Betsy Smith White, our fund agent, is not 
too happy with our class record. Out of 
183. only 65 gave a total of $675. This 
places us pretty far down on the list. If 
vou haven't given at all this year, do give 
something. Keep writing! 

f~ ' Jane Hatcher 
y\ I 1044 Jeannette Ave. 
^-^ Columbus. Georgia 

Half the class of '61 changed their 
names over the summer. Marta Tucker 
Stover wasted no time, getting Sweet Briar 
diploma and wedding ring the same day. 
Following close at her heels were Judy 
Greer (Mrs. Steve Schultz), Winifred 
Storey ( Mrs. Tread Davis ) . and Emily 
Whaley (Mrs. Joseph Douglas Balentine), 
whose weddings each drew together a 
minor class reunion. Jill Crawford and 
Ann Sinwell traveled to Tennessee for 
Lucy Giles' marriage on Sept. 2 to Tom 
Richey; and Julie O'Neill and I are ready 
for our second trip to Texas after a 
glorious first to be in Kay Prothro's (Mrs. 
Frank Yeager) wedding. Maria Garnett 
Harvie and Robin Wawro were members 
of the wedding of Laura Conway and John 
B. Nason II who are settled down to hard 
work for Jack's last year of law school 
after honeymooning in Nassau. Holly Chai- 
kowski Davis and husband Rick are at 
the university as well. Jan Staley Fitz- 
gerald hail a busy summer, in Holly and 



Rick's wedding one month and in her own 
the next. Their home is in Winston-Salem 
where Robert attends Wake Forest Law 
School. Chloe Lansdale Pitard says playing 
house in San Diego for David is a joy and 
I am sure there is no better homemaker on 
the West Coast than Chloe. Living in New 
York are Molly Pickering Rushgrove and 
husband Bill, who is English master at St. 
Thomas Church Choir School, and Bagley 
and Mary Denny Scott Reid. 

The migration to New York was not 
restricted to the married set. Now is the 
time to visit the big city. Surely you will 
be welcomed somewhere. Try knocking on 
the door of this foursome: Catherine Cald- 
well, who has a position with an adver- 
tising firm if she can type fifty words a 
minute; Jeanne Bounds, whom IBM nab- 
bed long ago: Bee Newman, with the 
Columbia University College of Physicians 
and Surgeons: and Stuart Bohannon. oc- 
cupation as yet unknown. Old-timers to 
the city by fall were Ann Sinwell, em- 
ployed as a research analyst for New \ ork 
Life Insurance Co.; Susan Cone, working 
as editorial assistant for a medical journal 
to earn money for graduate study in phi- 
losophy; and Sheila Haskell, happily en- 
gaged in B. Altman's Executive Training 
Program. Julie O'Neil and Jill Crawford 
joined Ann in September, and Judy Has- 
kell is in the city hoping to add a Kather- 
ine Gibbs diploma to her Sweet Briar one. 
And some stayed home: Margaret Storey, 
to lend her services to the Trust Co. of 
Georgia in Atlanta, and others such as 
Paige Wilkerson and 1. to educate Amer- 
ica's youth in local high schools. May 
Queen Rue Wallace and Louise Cobb en- 
tered the profession at a higher level — Rue. 
teaching biology and physics at Madeira; 
Louise, taking a "fifth year" at Sweet 
Briar to assist the biology department. 
Fran Brackenridge took special courses at 
Los Angeles during the summer for her 
work with twelve mentally retarded chil- 
dren at Roosevelt School in Pasadena. 
exactly what she hoped to do. Celia Wil- 
liams is pounding the typewriter for her 
father's insurance firm in Savannah and 
Ann Gregg is with the retailing program 
with Sakowitz in Houston. Instructing 
tennis at a Wisconsin camp kept Penny 
Harrison busy this summer and tutoring 
English, taking shorthand, and Junior 
League work should do the same this 
winter. For unusual and worthwhile work, 
few could compare with Claiborne Smith 
who spent the summer in an Ecumenical 
Work Camp near Vienna with 25 students 
from 12 countries and is now at a refugee 
camp near Salzburg for September through 
December. 

More worthwhile activities — some did 
more than talk about graduate school. 
Lynne Nalley took summer courses at 
Emory University in Atlanta in order to 
enter graduate school there in the fall. 
Graduate schools of social work claimed 
two classmates — Pati Anderson, at Boston 
U. and Cozy Owings at the University of 
Maryland. Janet Cook is on the way to 
a master's degree in mathematics and is 
attached to the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration at Langley Research 
Center, Hampton, Va. Willia Fales tore 
herself from art courses at the Ecole du 
Louvre and other attractions of Paris long 



enough to do a secretarial course in Wash- 
ington, but she will return at Christmas 
and is likely to bump into Diane Stevens, 
a member of the Middlebury graduate 
school of French in France, '61-'62. Anne 
Worboys chose the Graduate School of 
Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse 
and Carolyn Foster, the Graduate School 
of Political Science at Georgetown Uni- 
versity. 



(Continued iroin page II J 

Tell us what elements you blend. 

It gives us strangely little aid, 

But does tell something in the end. 

And steadjast as Keats' Eremite, 

Not even stooping from its sphere, 

It asks a little of us here. 

It asks of us a certain height, 

So when at times the mob swayed 

To carry praise or blame too far, 

We may choose something like a star 

To stay our minds on and be staid. 

The star "does tell something in 
the end," but only by asking some- 
thing of us — which is its meaning, 
as we can find it in ourselves. Talk- 
ing at Sweet Briar House after the 
reading. Mr. Frost chanced to say 
that one third of his poems were 
about astronomy, about stars: then 
corrected himself to "maybe a tenth." 
It is fitting that his choice of a 
symbol for certainty should be the 
same as his familiar image for man's 
isolation and doubt and inconsol- 
ability — - "Desert Places," "Five 
Nocturnes." "Stars," a dozen other 
poems. Or put it another way, the 
tension in his poetry rises out of 
Mr. Frost's insisting that the dark 
uncertainty, being uncertain, may 
turn out to have been a light un- 
certainty after all. And he doesn't 
want to be caught having said too 
much against it. That is why he says 
his has been "a lover's quarrel with 
the world." He was quoted in Time 
two years ago, on the possible atomic 
end of things: ". . . and if we go to- 
gether, it'll be a grand affair. We'd 
say to each other after we got there: 
'Wasn't that somep'n?' " 



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Alumnae Magazine 



ALUMNAE DAUGHTERS 
1961-62 



SENIORS, CLASS OF 1962 



Nancy Blanton 
Mary Bush 
Louise Durham 
Anne Ellice 
Chloe Fort 
Deborah Glazier 
Leslie Heye 
Peggy Johnson 
Mary Louise Kelly 
Martha Lusk 
Allison Moore 
Anne Parker 
Ann Powell 
Adelaide Shinberger 
Mary Sturgeon 
Macon Winfree 



Nancy Dicks, '36 
Myra St. J. Marshall, '30 
Mary J. Snowden, '27 
Margaret Ross, '34 
Chloe Frierson, '30 
Mary L. Lee, '28 
Cynthia Harbison, '35 
Margaret Austin, '33 
Louise Wade, *26 
Martha F. Lobingier, '24 
Jane Morrison, '34 
Katherine Niles, '36 
Josephine Rucker, '33 
Lisa Guigon, '29 
Mary Copeland, '29 
Elizabeth Cocke, '36 



Susan Henry 
Genie P. Johnson 
Mary Evans Johnson 
Katherine Johnston 
Elizabeth Kopper 
Elizabeth McGuire 
Pape Mercur 
M. Melinda Newlin 
Jaquelin Nicholson 
Bettina Patterson 
Rosamond Sample 
Sarah Slate 
Lynn Smith 
Sarah Strother 
Caroline Tate 
Margaret Thouron 
Wendy Wilkens 
Suzanne Williams 
Penelope Writer 



Evelyn Worthington, '28 
Eugenia Peck, '35 
Margaret Austin, '33 
Katherine Estes, '40 
Elizabeth Duke Lee, '40 
Grace M. Robinson, '39 
Elizabeth Pape, '24 
Theda Sherman, '32 
Jaquelin Cochran, '37 
Betty Muggleton, '36 
Uarda Garrett, '34 
Ella Phillips, '29 
Jean C. Ruggles, '41 
Mary Lee Ryan, '34 
Dorothy Nicholson, '38 
Margaret Cucullu, '29 
Laurose Schulze-Berge, '35 
Elizabeth McGuire, '38 
Gwendolyn Olcott. '30 



JUNIORS, CLASS OF 1963 



Julia Arnold 
Ellis Beasley 
Ann Benson 
Meta Bond 
Ann Carter 
Ann Clute 
Cecil Collins 
Carol Crowley 
Julia Fort 
Katharine Haskell 
Virginia Joachim 
Suzanne Jones 
Laurinda King 
Anne Leavell 
Lucy Otis 
Elizabeth Parker 
Marian Powell 
Lisa Wood 
Nancy Wood 



Claire Hanner, '27 
Emma Glass, '38 
Corinne Loney, '20 
Elizabeth Bryan, '30 
Cary Burwell, '35 
Elizabeth Johnston, '35 
Hazel Stamps, '32 
Helen Hays, '38 
Chloe Frierson, '36 
Sarah Bright Gracey, '32 
Lee Montague, '39 
Nancy Parsons, '36 
Mary Lynn Carlson, '31 
Nancy Butzner, '34 
Lucy Shirley, '30 
Alice Dabney, '32 
Kitty King Corbett, '38 
Elizabeth Lee Bond, '34 
Letha Morris, '32 



FRESHMEN, CLASS OF 1965 



SOPHOMORES, CLASS OF 1964 



Nancy Ayer 
M. Stuart Baldwin 
Mary A. Barfield 
Barbara Doty 
Marilyn Dunlap 
Judith Dunn 
Susan Dwelle 
Alice Fales 
Mary Green 



Henrietta Collier, '39 
Myra Skinner Carr, '36 
Mary C. Turnbull, '37 
Marquart Powell, '36 
Jeanette Mandle, '42 
Phoebe Pierson, '36 
Jacquelyn Strickland, '35 
Rose Hyde, '38 
Barbara Ann Munn, '37 



Sandra Allen 
Mary Blair Both 
Virginia Brent 
Elizabeth Childs 
Eugenia Dickey 
Harriotte Dodson 
Julia Dyer 
Nell Gilmore 
Jane Evans Green 
Elizabeth Hanger 
Phebe Harris 
Alice Harrison 
Jane W. Hart 
Rebecca Hart 
Mary Cobb Hulse 
Mary B. King 
Sallie Leys 
Eleanor Ludwig 
Anne MacClintock 
Caroline MacMillan 
Elvira McMillan 
Elizabeth MacRae 
Alice Mighell 
Jane Moore 
Douglas Noell 
Lucy Patterson 
Anne Pickney 
Emily Pleasants 
Aline Rex 
Linda Schwaab 
Dabney Williams 
Katherine Wood 



Adelaide Whitford, '35 
Blair Bunting, '40 
Virginia McGuire, '42 
Elizabeth Blackmer, '43 
Margaret Stuart Wilson, '41 
Molly Talcott, '38 
Margery Cruikshank, '37 
Elizabeth Williams, '30 
Barbara Green, '37 
Susie Graham Clark, '42 
Wanda Jensch, '26 
Dorothy Greer, '25 
Henriette A. Minor, '39 
Georgia Herbert, '40 
Mary Jemison Cobb, '38 
Mariana Bush, '40 
Martha H. Fuller, '39 
Mignon McKay, '33 
Anne Lewis, '30 
Margaret Holcomb, '37 
Elvira Cochrane, '34 
Elizabeth Brown-Serman, '41 
Alice Williams, '42 
Jane Morrison, '34 
Lossie Taylor, '41 
Alpine Martin, '41 
Charlotte Kent, '31 
Ruth Myers, '34 
Emory Hill, '41 
Leila Van Leer, '33 
Emory Dabney Gill, '40 
Elizabeth Lee Bond. '34 



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WE'RE SO CLOSE! 



Thanks to the marvelous response of you Briarites to the 
challenge announcement, our percentage of giving has 
now reached 39.6%. For this we are most grateful. 

WE NEED 10.4% MORE TO REACH OUR 50% GOAL 

(In plain figures, 697 more gifts) 

If you haven't already given to the Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Fund this year, won't you be one of the 697 alumnae who 
will secure the extra $50,000 for the Sweet Briar Chapel? 



MORE THAN EVER - EVERY GIFT COUNTS 






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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Volume XXXI, No. 5 



Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 



May, 1962 



Nuclear Laboratory 

Adds New Equipment 

Some fine new equipment, necessary to 
acquaint physics majors with modern tech- 
niques associated with radio-active materials, 
is now in use in the nuclear physics labora- 
tory at Sweet Briar. 

A grant of $2500 from the Atomic Energy 
Commission last spring, supplemented by 
additional funds from the college, made pos- 
sible the purchase of this equipment. It is 
located in the new laboratory, constructed 
last summer on the first floor of Academic, 
where it has already been used by seven stu- 
dents majoring in physics. 

Included in the purchase are four Geiger 
Muller counters and three scintillation count- 
ers, for the detection of the number of radio- 
active particles emitted by a given sample of 
material. Two counters, which in addition 
provide the high voltage needed for the 
counters, permit the registration and determ- 
ination of the actual number of radio-active 
disintegrations in the sample. Finally, there- 
is an analyzer to determine the energy of 
these particles and thus make it possible to 
identify what radio-active material is pres- 
ent in the sample. 

By using these measuring devices, the stu- 
dents become acquainted with the field of 
modern nuclear physics and its applications, 
and they also have an opportunity to be- 
come proficient in the use of these rather 
intricate pieces of equipment which are now 
employed in every modern laboratory where 
radio-active materials and their implications 
are being investigated. They are used in 
such fields as physics, chemistry, biology, 
medicine, biochemistry, public health, and 
others. 

According to Dr. Lilly Rappaport, profes- 
sor of physics, "In teaching our students to 
use this equipment, we prepare them to pur- 
sue successfully their eventual graduate stud- 
ies and professional careers." 



ASIAN SEMINAR PAPERS 

Papers presented by the six Sweet 
Briar professors who were members 
of the faculty Asian Studies Seminar 
last year, are being published. Copies 
may be obtained on request to the 
Public Relations Office. 



Commencement Speakers Announced 

Sweet Briar College's former dean, Dr. Mary Ely Lyman, and the 
University of Virginia's former president, Colgate W. Darden, Jr., will 
be the principal speakers on this year's commencement weekend program at 
Sweet Briar, June 3 and 4. Both have been heard previously at the college. 




The largest class in the history of the 
college, numbering 111 candidates for the 
bachelor of arts degree, will hear Dr. Lyman 
preach the Baccalaureate sermon Sunday 
morning, June 3. 
She is an ordained 
minister of the 
Congrega- 
tional Church and 
taught at Union 
Theological Semin- 
ary, New York, for 
several years after 
she left Sweet Briar 
in 1950. 

The address at 
the 53rd annual 
commencement ex- 
ercises will be delivered by Virginia's former 
Governor Darden at the program beginning 
at 10 o'clock Monday, June 4. Both events 
will take place for the first time in the new 
Mary Reynolds Babcock Auditorium. 

Internationally-known as an outstanding 
teacher, author, and leader in church affairs, 
Dr. Lyman was the first woman appointed to 
a professorship at Union Seminary. She 
had previously served as dean and professor 
of religion at Sweet Briar for 10 years and 
before that she had also taught at the semin- 
ary, at Vassar, and at Barnard College. She 
is a graduate and former trustee of Mount 
Holyoke College, with a Ph.D. degree from 
the University of Chicago and a B.D. from 
Union Theological Seminary, with addition- 
al study at Cambridge University, England. 

Following her retirement from Union 
Seminary, Dr. Lyman traveled around the 
world, visiting former students and colleag- 
ues, preaching, teaching, and counseling 
teachers and students in institutions of learn- 
ing in many countries. She reported these 
experiences in a book, "Into All the World." 

She then resumed her teaching, on a part- 
time basis, at Vassar and at Union Seminary, 
and also taught for a semester at Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College. Later she went 
to Lebanon to teach a seminar under the 




auspices of the Presbyterian Church Com- 
mission on Ecumenical Relations. 

Dr. Lyman now makes her home, during 
t-he winter months, in Claremont, Calif., 
where she is in demand as a teacher and 
speaker. 

Mr. Darden, who gave the commencement 
address at Sweet Briar in 1948, has been liv- 
ing in Norfolk since his retirement from the 
presidency of the 
University of Vir- 
ginia in 1959, after 
12 years in that 
office. 

During the years 
when he was active 
in politics, Mr. 
Darden served in 
Virginia's General 
Assembly for sev- 
eral terms, and in 
the U. S. House of 
Representatives in 
the 73rd, 74th, 

76th, and 77th Congresses. He was governor 
of the Commonwealth from 1942 to 1946, 
during World War II, after which he was 
named to the presidency of the University. 
He has said recently that the work which has 
given him the greatest satisfaction is that 
'in education and my 12 years at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia." 

With wisdom and vision, he has contin- 
ued to serve the cause of education since his 
retirement, as a member of the State Board 
of Education and as chairman of the South- 
ern Regional Education Board's Commission 
on Goals for Higher Education. 

The result of that commission's labors was 
a 48-page report, published last December, 
calling upon the South for a "defiant intol- 
erance of mediocrity" in developing higher 
education to meet challenges of the present 
and future. The report expressed views 
long held by Chairman Darden, who told 
governing boards of Southern state univer- 
sities: "We are not aiming at being the best 

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May. 1962 




Piedmont Photo Crafts 



Fontaine Hutter, Lynchburg, was crowned as Sweet 
Briar's 56th May Queen on Saturday, May 5, by 
Fernanda Castelli, Pasadena, Calif., who was Maid 
of Honor. Under the chairmanship of Bettina Pat- 
terson, New York, the sophomores planned the 
weekend program, which included a festive dinner 
followed by class parties Friday night; the coro- 
nation ceremony, President Pannell's garden recep- 
tion, an outdoor concert by The Tokens, and the 
May Day dance on Saturday; and a picnic lunch 
in the west dell Sunday noon. 

French Corridor Organized 

At the request of a group of students, 
third floor Gray will become a French Corri- 
dor for 20 students next year. 

In addition to the requirement that French 
is to be spoken exclusively on that hall, each 
student will take a minimum of three hours 
of French throughout the year. A French- 
speaking supervisor will live on the hall, 
there will be French magazines and other 
reading material in the smoker, and the 
group will have French-speaking tables in 
the Refectory, to which other students will 
be invited. 

Two sophomores, Mimi Vogt as president 
and Susie Strong as vice-president, will be in 
charge of the French corridor. 

STUDENT HONORS 

Freshman Honor List: Susan Akright, Eugenia 
Dickey. Margaret Highlands, Joan Messenger, 
Carol Reifsnyder, Evelyn Snyder, Mary Suther- 
land. Katharine Weinrich. Six are graduates of 
public high schools, two of independent schools. 

Dean's List: second semester: 

Seniors -- Elizabeth Altgelt, Douglas Dockery, 
Gloria Mederer, Elizabeth Pearson, Ann Percy. 
Susan Rusmisel, Letitia Sanders, Adele Vogel 

Juniors — Anne Carter, Carolyn Clark, Karen Gill, 
Virginia Joachim, Laurinda King, Irmelin 
Klose, Margaret MacKenzie, Mary Louise Mor- 
ton. Lucy Otis, Letitia Skinner, Barbara Yocom, 
Sallie Yon. 

Sophomores — Stuart Baldwin, Ashton Barfield, 
Anne Clark, Stephanie DeCamp, Helen Dunn, 
Susan Glasgow, Caroline Keller, Nancy Lynah, 
Catherine Lynn. Marshall Metcalf, Margaret 
Reeder, Evelyn Youngs. 

Q.V., Sophomore honorary society: Virginia Del 
Greco, Josephine England, Alice Fales, Susan 
Glasgow, Kitty Griffith. Sally Gump, Anne Litle. 
Elisabeth Scott, Margaret Street, Caroline Tate, 
and Susan Williams. 



Many Sophomores Plan 

Junior Year in Europe 

More than 20 members of the sophomore 
class are making plans to study in at least 
eight foreign countries next year. 

Although some applicants are still waiting 
to receive notice of their acceptance by the 
universities of their choice, the following 
are among those who will be packing their 
trunks and sailing for Europe late next sum- 
mer. 

Adrienne Ash, Dayton, O., will join the 
Smith College group at the University of 
Hamburg, Germany, and Anne Clark, Mc- 
Minnville, Tenn., will go to Florence, also 
under a Smith College program. Pape Me- 
cur, Bethlehem, Pa., will be at the University 
of Florence as an independent student. 

Catherine Lynn, Lynchburg, and Grace 
Mary Garry, Taylor, Texas, will be Sweet 
Briar's representatives at the University of 
St. Andrews, under the plan which has been 
in effect between that Scottish university and 
Sweet Briar since 1932. Carol Dennison has 
been appointed as the holder of next year's 
St. Andrews Scholarship at Sweet Briar. 

Spain is the destination of Peggy Aurand, 
Fairfax, Va., Mary FitzHugh, Jackson, Miss., 
and Marnee Hellier, Farmington, Conn., 
who will study in Madrid, under the pro- 
gram administered by New York University. 

Barbara Burns, Atlanta, has been accepted 
as the first Sweet Briar student to go to the 
University of Vienna for her junior year. 
Arrangements for her foreign study program 
will be made through the Institute of Euro- 
pean Studies. Mary McGraw, Easton, Pa., 
will pursue her studies in Latin and ancient 
history at Bedford College, University of 
London. 

Scotland's famous University of Edinburgh 
is to be next year's academic home for Nancy 
Lynah, Charleston, S. C, while Virginia 
Hamilton, Denver, is headed for the Univer- 
sity of Stockholm, Sweden, under a special 
program for foreign students. 



Funior Year in France 

Twelve sophomores have been admitted to 
the 1962-63 Sweet Briar Junior Year in 
France, according to Dr. R. John Matthew, 
director of the program. To date, 106 appli- 
cants have been accepted for the year of 
foreign study, he added. 

Sweet Briar's contingent includes: Rae 
Bailey, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Stuart 
Baldwin, Norfolk; Ashton Barfield, Jackson- 
ville; Margery Fleigh, Hagerstown, Md.; 
Caroline Keller, Harrison, Ark.; Elizabeth 
Kopper, Hingham, Mass,; Vera LeCraw, 
Greensboro, N. C; Anne Litle, Washing- 
ton, Pa.; Barbara Anne Little, Sandusky, O.; 
Marshall Metcalf, Saratoga, Calif.; Donna 
Jo Pearson, Newport News; and Rosamond 
Sample, El Dorado, Ark. 




Peggy Aurand, a sophomore with artistic talent and 
a love of horses, chose this means of carrying out 
an assignment in Mr. Loren Oliver's intermediate 
art class this spring. Asked to give visual expres- 
sion to a passage from the Bible, Peggy chose her 
favorite passage, Job 39: 19-25, describing the 
might of the war horse. She explained "I decided 
to place the horse in a dynamic pose . . . parallel- 
ing the horse's domination of the passage," and 
that "a great amount of the dynamic effect of the 
painting is derived from the appearance that the 
horse is large and heavy and has nothing on which 
to support its weight." Other students in the class 
also chose Old Testament subjects to illustrate. 



Two Book Prizes Awarded 

Cynthia Vaughan, Bronxville, N.Y., and 
Andrea Denson, Hackensack, N.J., won the 
first and second prizes, respectively, in the 
annual Book Collector's Contest, open only 
to seniors, and sponsored by the Book Shop. 
Both prizes, to the value of $50 and $30, are 
received in books which the winners select. 

Cynthia's collection, the largest of those 
entered, was considered by the three faculty 
judges to be unusually impressive, both in 
quality and in size (between 350 and 400 
volumes.) It reflects her extensive interests, 
including her academic major, Physical 
Mathematics, and French, Spanish, Russian, 
and English literature. 

Andrea's books indicate her interests as a 
student of English and American literature. 



Together with others in the group, the 
Sweet Briar students will reach France 
in early September. Following several 
weeks of intensive language drill in the city 
of Tours, they will go to Paris for the re- 
mainder of the year, attending classes at the 
LIniversity of Paris. In both Tours and 
Paris they will live with French families. 

Since 1948, when Sweet Briar began to 
administer this program, almost 1200 men 
and women from 154 American colleges and 
universities have been enrolled in the Junior 
Year in France. 



May. 1962 



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NEW ASIAN STUDIES DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED 



Dr. David Anthony, a scholar in the held 
of Far Eastern history and culture, has been 
appointed as the second director of the 
Asian Studies program at Sweet Briar, Rin- 
dolph-Macon Woman's College, and Lynch- 
burg College, according to an announcement 
issued jointly by the three college presidents 
in February. 

Dr. Anthony's appointment to the facul- 
ties of the three local colleges will cover the 
third year of their Asian Studies program, 
for which the Ford 
Foundation gave 
an initial grant of 
$100,000 to cover 
a three-year period. 
Focus of the 
program next year 
will be on Japan 
and China, Dr. 
Anthony's special 
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! vU^J 'fit fit: and study. Under 

yjf fi^ the current direc- 

tor, D r. Leslie 
Harris, the Asian Studies program at the 
three colleges has been concentrated on 
South Asia, principally India and Pakistan. 
Since 1950, Dr. Anthony has been with 
, the U. S. Department of Defense, directing 
and conducting research and analysis in such 
fields as the dynamics of political change 
and economic development, problems of 
cross-cultural communication, and analysis 
of cultural change in developing areas. 

During much of this period, Dr. Anthony 
has been teaching graduate-level students 
entering service in the Armed Forces and 
other departments of the Federal Govern- 
ment. 

For the past two years, he has been at 
Camp Peary, Williamsburg, with the Armed 
Forces Experimental Training Activity, from 




which he will be taking a year's leave to re- 
turn to his first interest, the teaching of Far 
Eastern history and culture. 

A graduate of Princeton University with 
the class of 1942, Dr. Anthony served 
through World War II as a Japanese lang- 
uage officer with the Naval Reserve, leaving 
active service as a Lieutenant Commander. 

After the war, he resumed his studies at 
Yale, where he received an M.A. degree in 
1948 and Ph.D. in 1950. To his earlier 
studies of the Chinese and Japanese lang- 
uages, he added further work in modern 
Japanese and general Far Eastern history, 
writing his doctoral dissertation on "The 
Development of Hokkaido under Kuroda 
Kiyotaka, 1870-1885." Dr. Anthony has 
also studied at Cornell, Harvard, and at the 
University of Hawaii. 

His linguistic ability includes French and 
German, which he used during three years 
(1957-60) as a member of the U.S. Army 
Staff Group, stationed in Frankfurt am 
Main. 

Dr. Anthony's father, the Rev. Robert W. 
Anthony, was a Presbyterian clergyman in 
New York, Cleveland, and Schenectady, 
N.Y. For many years, he served as secre- 
tary of the American Waldensian Aid So- 
ciety. A memorial to his services to the 
Italian people will be dedicated in 1963 in 
the Waldensian Church in Parli, Val d' 
Aosta, Italy. 

In Williamsburg, Dr. Anthony is presi- 
dent of the Parent-Teachers Association and 
ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. He 
is also a member of the Board of Directors, 
actor, and sometimes producer for the Wil- 
liamsburg Community Theatre, Inc. He and 
Mrs. Anthony are the parents of three chil- 
dren, Laura Barlow, David, and Alexander. 
Their niece, Juliette Anthony, West Hart- 
ford, Conn., is a senior at Sweet Briar. 




Gene Campbell Photo 



Eight seniors and two juniors were initiated into Sweet Briar's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, national 
honorary scholastic society, early in March, when Dr. Margaret Mead, author and anthropologist, ad- 
dressed the college. They are (standing): Louisa Turner, Darien, Conn.; Betsy Pearson, Houston; Doug- 
las Dockery, Cleveland, Miss.; Tish Sanders, Newnan, Ga.; Bettye Thomas, Lynchburg; and Macon Win- 
free, Richmond. Seated, Ann Percy, Lynchburg; juniors Ginny Joachim, Manhasset, N. Y., and Laurinda 
King, Greensboro, N. C; and Mary Sturgeon, Pittsburgh. Two other seniors, Adele Vogel, Richmond, 
and Suzy Rusmisel, Sands Point, N. Y., were elected last year. 




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Marshall Metcalf, Saratoga, Calif., and Kate Roy 
Massie, Richmond, were among the many students 
who had an opportunity to meet and talk with 
Mme. Indira Nehru Gandhi, India's distinguished 
First Lady, when she spoke at Sweet Briar April 18. 



Third Graduate Fellowship 
Won by Elizabeth Johnston 

A 1959 graduate of Sweet Briar, Eliza- 
beth Johnston, has won a grant from the 
American Association of University Women 
to continue her graduate studies abroad next 
year. She has previously held both Ful- 
bright and Woodrow Wilson fellowships. 

Upon her graduation from Sweet Briar, 
Miss Johnston began her graduate studies 
under a Fulbright grant, at the Shakespeare 
Institute in Stratford-on-Avon, England. A 
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship enabled her 
to continue her studies at Radcliffe College 
during the past two years. 

Under the A.A.U.W.'s Elizabeth Avery 
Colton Fellowship which has just been 
awarded to her, Miss Johnston will be work- 
ing in Cambridge this summer before going 
to Paris and then to London for the remain- 
der of the year. She is doing research and 
will write her thesis on the relationship of 
the English Masque and the French Ballet de 
Cour in the late 16th and early 17th cen- 
turies. 

Miss Johnston, who is the daughter of 
Dean and Mrs. G. Burke Johnston of Vir- 
ginia Polytechnic Institute, was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year at Sweet 
Briar, and she was graduated summa aim 
latide in June, 1959. She is a grand-daugh- 
ter of Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, former mem- 
ber of the Sweet Briar Board of Directors. 



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in our section. You are either a good insti- 
tution or not, no matter what the geogra- 
phy." It also called for an end to racial dis- 
crimination in colleges and universities with- 
in the next 10 years. 

Other events on Sweet Briar's commence- 
ment weekend program include the Presi- 
dent's Garden Party for seniors and their 
guests on Saturday afternoon, June 2, and a 
supper for parents and their senior daughters 
on Sunday evening, June 3, followed by Lan- 
tern Night ceremonies in the dormitory 
quadrangle. 



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May, 1962 



'Joseph 8. barker 

Dr. Joseph E. Barker, retired professor 
and former chairman of the Romance lang- 
uages department, who was also the first 
Director of the Sweet Briar Junior Year in 
France, died in a Lynchburg hospital after 
a brief illness, on Feb. 13. 

Dr. Barker had made his home at Sweet 
Briar ever since he joined the faculty as 
assistant professor of French in 1930. He 
continued to teach part-time after his ap- 
pointment as director of the Junior Year in 
France in 1948. It was largely through his 
efforts that the program was taken over by 
Sweet Briar immediately after it was given 
up by the University of Delaware earlier that 
year. He held that post until 1957. 

Even before his graduation from Yale 
University, Dr. Barker went to France, serv- 
ing first with the French Army, 1917-18, 
and then in the military intelligence branch 
of the American Army until the end of the 
war. He became an interpreter on the per- 
sonal staff of President Woodrow Wilson, 
and in that capacity he attended sessions of 
the Peace Conference at Versailles. 

He returned to Yale and completed his 
bachelor of arts degree, and a bachelor of 
divinity degree in 1921. He received a 
master's degree at Harvard, and he taught 
at Amherst College for three years before 
coming to Sweet Briar. 

On leave from Sweet Briar in 1934-35, he 
served as director of the University of Dela- 
ware Foreign Study Program in France, 
where he also spent several summers during 
the '30s engaged in research. He completed 
his doctorate at Columbia University in 
1941. 

For his outstanding services to the cause 
of French culture in this country, Dr. Barker 
was made a Chevalier of the Legion of 
Honor by the French government, in 1950. 

Generations of Sweet Briar students found 
a warm welcome in the home maintained by 
Dr. and Mrs. Barker on campus. Mrs. 




Lynchburg News Photo 



Anne Parker, Wellesley, Mass., introduced Norman 
Cousins, editor of THE SATURDAY REVIEW, when 
he spoke on "World Report" at Sweet Briar April 
19. Cousins was invited to speak by the Student 
Government Association, of which Anne has been 
vice-president this year. 

Barker, the former Jeanne Dorso, was born 
in France. Until her death in 1954, she 
shared her husband's abiding interest in stu- 
dents and in promoting better understanding 
between her native land and her adopted 
country. 

His home continued to be, until his illness, 
a mecca for students, to whom he became 
"Uncle Joe." A few years ago he remarked 
that his chief hobbies were his 'nieces' and 
the theatre. He was an honorary member of 
the student dramatic club, Paint and Patches. 

A memorial service was held at the col- 
lege Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15. It was 
led by President Anne Gary Pannell. Brief 
talks were given by Prof. R. John Matthew, 
who was a friend of Dr. Barker's for many 



Dace Play Wins 

Two New Awards 

Winner of the Des Moines, Iowa, Com- 
munity Playhouse's Second Program for 
Playwrights competition is October Festival, 
by Wallace Dace of Sweet Briar. This play 
has won two similar awards this year. 

In the Des Moines competition, Prof. 
Dace's play, which was presented for the 
first time at Sweet Briar last October, was 
chosen among 93 scripts entered. It will be 
presented next November as the second of 
six major plays in the 1962-63 season at the 
Playhouse in Des Moines. 

October Festival won the Showcase Award 
for 1962 in Arcadia, Calif., where it was 
produced for four performances beginning 
May 4. On the same day, the run of seven 
performances of October Festival began at 
Des Plaines, III., where the play won a simi- 
lar contest last fall. 

Prof. Dace, who is associate professor of 
English and chairman of the interdepart- 
mental major in drama at Sweet Briar, went 
to Des Plaines for the final rehearsal, and 
on opening night May 4, received the first- 
place award for his drama. He also expects 
to go to Des Moines for the play's opening 
there next November. 

October Festival, which is set in pre-war 
Nazi Germany, is centered on the romance 
of an American girl who lives in a German 
family while attending the university in 
Munich. 

Prof. Dace's previous plays include The 
Prophet, a feature attraction of the Harper's 
Ferry, W. Va., 1959 centennial observance 
of John Brown's raid, and We Commit This 
Body, a one-act play published in "The Best 
Short Plays of 1959-60." 



years and who succeeded him as director of 
the Junior Year in France, and by Bettye 
Thomas, a student who was a member of 
the foreign study group last year. 



NEWSLETTER ISSUE 
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In this issue: 

ALUMNAE HOUSE 
BULBS FOR BEAUTY 



OCTOBER 1962 




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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



1 A RESIDENT CHAPLAIN 

2 YOUR ALUMNAE HOUSE 

4 PLUS CA CHANGE 

by Jane Belcher, Professor of Biology 

6 BULBS FOR BEAUTY 

by Margaretta Carper MacLeod, '22 

8 A SHORT HISTORY OF EDUCATION 

by Richard Armour 

12 BRIAR PATCHES 

14 ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

16 CLASS NOTES 

37 IN MEMORIAM — DR. MARY HARLEY 



THE COVER: 

Nida Tomlin Watts, '40, chairman of the Sweet Briar Bulb Project for 
1960-62 points out to Margaretta Carper MacLeod, '22, the beds in front 
of the Alumnae House that she thinks should be planted with tulips. 
Of course Sweet Briar bulbs are what Nida had in mind! Margaretta. 
who designs gardens, has written an article about bulbs for this issue. 



Editor 
Assistant Editors 

Art. Editor 
Photographs 



Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34 
Carol Cox MacKinnon, '45 
Mary Vaughan Blackwell 
Peter Williams 
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VOLUME 32, NO. 1 



Issued six times yearly: October, November, February, March, May and June 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November 30. 1931. at 
the Postoffice at Sweet Briar, Virginia. Member of the American Alumni Council. 



Thank You 

For your generous response which 
has insured the building of a mem- 
orial chapel at Sweet Briar. The con- 
ditions of the challenge gifts were 
met and Sweet Briar received $50,000 
from the Kresge Foundation and 
$50,000 from an alumna who insists 
that she remain anonymous. 

At the present time the fund for 
the Memorial Chapel amounts to 
$482,363 and we now await the ap- 
proval of the Board of Overseers of 
the architects' plans and selection of 
site. 

A Chapel Planning Committee, 
made up of members of the faculty 
and staff, have been working for 
two years with the architectural firm 
of Oliver and Smith from Norfolk. 
Virginia. This firm was first suggest- 
ed by Gertrude Dally Massie, chair- 
man of the Memorial Chapel Com- 
mittee of the Alumnae Association. 
Her conviction of the need for this 
Chapel and her determination to see 
that the funds were raised have been 
of inestimable value. 

Careful attention has been given to 
the needs of the Sweet Briar com- 
munity that will be served by the 
facilities of this building. Members 
of this committee include Dr. Marion 
Rollins, chairman of the religion de- 
partment. Dr. Noble Gilpin, director 
of the choir, Dr. John Shannon, or- 
ganist. Dr. Laura Buckham. profes- 
sor of French, Dr. Ethel Ramage, 
assistant freshman dean and former 
professor of English, Elizabeth Bond 
Wood. Executive Secretary of the 
Alumnae Association, and Peter V. 
Daniel, assistant to the president and 
treasurer. Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott, 
an alumna member of the Board of 
Overseers has also met with the com- 
mittee and studied the plans. Added 
to this group now is the Reverend 
Frank McClain. 



SWEET 

BRIAR'S 

CHAPLAIN 




Mrs. McClain holds Mary Lee. In her father's lap is Rebec- 
ca, named for her grandmother. Rebecca Ashcrajt Warren, '26 



FOR THE first time in more than forty years Sweet 
Briar again has a resident Chaplain. The Reverend 
Frank Mauldin McClain has been appointed Chaplain 
and Associate Professor of Religion. 

Mr. McClain received his B.A. degree from Yale in 
1948 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and at- 
tended Cambridge University where he received an M.A. 
in 1955. Two years earlier, he had been granted the 
Bachelor of Sacred Divinity degree at General Theologi- 
cal Seminary in New York and in January 1953 was or- 
dained deacon at St. John's Episcopal Church in Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. The following December he was ordained 
to the priesthood in the Church of the Advent, Nashville, 
Tennessee, where he was serving as curate. At St. 
George's Church, Germantown, Tennessee, Mr. McClain 
established an elementary school for boys and girls. He 
resigned as rector of this church, where he had been 
since 1957, in order to come to Sweet Briar. 

The Chaplain's duties at Sweet Briar will include 
preaching, teaching and counseling and he will be in 
charge of religious services and the selection of visiting 
ministers. This year his courses will include Religious 
Ethics and Contemporary Theological Trends. 



Mr. and Mrs. McClain (Mary Lee McGinnis, a Sweet 
Briar graduate of the class of 1954) and their two small 
daughters are living at Lancaster House on Elijah's Road 
where students are already finding a warm and gracious 
welcome. 

On Sunday, September 23rd, the new Chaplain 
preached for the first time in the Chapel in Manson. 
The following is a quotation from his sermon which 
President Anne G. Pannell termed "trulv inspiring." 

". . . One might justifiably be tempted today to 
analyze the rationale of the new chaplaincy in this place, 
to seek his raison d'etre. But perhaps we will discover 
the reason for his being here and for his work, not so 
much in words, as in the experience of living a life in 
which the implications of, and the importance of the 
Chaplain and his work may become clear to us. It is 
best, doubtless, for us today to examine our shared 
purpose — the presentation of all that we have to offer 
in experience, in knowledge and in wisdom in the service 
of Truth during the next months of our lives. . . ." 

A copy of this sermon is available on request to the 
Alumnae Office at the College. 



October 1962 




COME VISIT 
YOUR ALUMNA 
HOUSE 



Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34, Executive Secretary, and Carol Cox Mac- 
Kinnon, '45, Assistant Secretary, enjoy a mug of coffee while planning 
the next day's program. Seen through the doorway, Mary Vaughan 
Blackwell, Assistant Secretary, is recording gifts to the alumnae fund 



YOU may have read on the preceding page that Sweet 
Briar has a resident chaplain for the first time in 40 
years. Well, for the first time in the 57 years of the Col- 
lege, we alumnae have a residence of our own. Halle- 
lujah! 

Last year when the new Book Shop was finished the 
old Book Shop was remodeled for us. The pictures can't 
begin to do justice to our comfortable (that adjective isn't 
adequate either — we should say — to our elegant ) set- 
up! Please come and see for yourself. 

You will enter a large reception room decorated 
subtly in soft olive and grey greens, warm golds and 
tangerines. Our color scheme is so pleasing to us that we 
have been accused of choosing our books for the color 
of their bindings rather than for their content. The furn- 
iture, which is comfortable and contemporary, can be 
moved around easily so that the room is quickly set up 
for meetings. 

Just off the main room is a small kitchen and the 
coffee pot is always on. It is so pleasant to be able to 
offer alumnae a cup of coffee or tea when they stop 
by, and our guest book shows that many have already 
found the way. 

The offices, while not as large as we might wish, are 



so much nicer than our former ones on second floor 
Fletcher. They are air-conditioned and carpeted, and 
each of us chose her own new desk! 

The Book Shop had two dark, dank store rooms 
on the Post Office level which have also been "done over" 
for us. These now house our address files and our 
machines — the graphotype that cuts the name plates, 
the addressograph that we use for all bulk mailings and 
the bundle-tier which ties the mailings according to 
Uncle Sam's specifications. There is a picture of these 
rooms on the last page of the class notes. Glamorous is 
not the word for this part of our "House" but it is light, 
spacious and convenient, and the noise of the machines 
doesn't disturb anyone. 

The Alumnae House was officially opened last year 
with a reception when the Executive Board of the Alum- 
nae Association had its mid-winter meeting, and at the 
May meeting of the Board of Overseers a party was 
given here before President Pannell's dinner. Many col- 
lege committees meet here regularly. 

This year we plan to have a regular coffee hour once 
a week for faculty and another for students. We welcome 
all the community, but a very special welcome awaits you 
so come and visit vour Alumnae House. 



Alumnae Magazine 



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Sandra Burforcl Maddox, the 
new Records Secretary, is 
also the official coffee maker 




Campus alumnae pose for this picture in the reception room. Alumnae won't be surprised to see dogs in any picture taken at Sweet Briar 




PLUS CA CHANGE 



CHANGE, inevitable, may come 
in small doses or large. Sweet 
Briar has opened a new year with a 
fairly large dose, but thanks to the 
calmness and efficiency of the Admin- 
istration the utter confusion which we 
all anticipated has not reigned. Meta 
Glass Dorm ( or The Meta Hilton, as 
it has been dubbed) is full and flour- 
ishing; we're learning to say Bene- 
dict instead of Academic; a wierd 
and wonderful formula has smoothly 
contracted six days of classes into 
five. 

Rather fundamental changes have 
also occurred in the college's pattern 
of education, and the next five yean; 
will be a period of testing their value. 
These changes reflect awareness of the 
revolution in which we live, the dras- 
tic modifications which have been 
made in primary and secondary 
school education, the explosion of 
knowledge and accompanying frag- 
mentation of disciplines, and the new 
challenges emerging in the relation- 
ship of the college to the community. 

Planning a curriculum and a pat- 
tern of degree requirements is to en- 
ter a sphere of conflicting attitudes, 
of true dilemmas, of sets of tempting 
but mutually exclusive resolutions. 
Consider, for instance, the virtues of 
conservative versus radical changes, 
of the desired balance between re- 
quired and elective courses, depth and 
breadth, survey and non-survey 
courses, large and small classes, em- 
phasis on the past, present and fu- 
ture, the varying interpretations of 
basic and derived knowledge, etc. 
The problems are complicated by 
the fact that entering students rep- 
resent an ever wider range of ability, 
preparation, special talents and mo- 
tivation. The changes which have 
been adopted this year represent our 
latest attempt to resolve dilemmas. 



discover balance, and to play effec- 
tively our role in supplying tools of 
knowledge to people whom — we 
hope — want to think. 

In general the changes provide 
greater flexibility consistent with the 
increased variety in student prepara- 
tion and motivation, fewer required 
courses, better dove-tailing of secon- 
dary school and college work, and 
increased opportunity and stimulus 
for the exceptionally well prepared, 
the gifted, and/or the strongly moti- 
vated student. 

A new device insuring distribu- 
tion of courses will replace the Group 
Plan ( according to which students 
elected a certain number of semes- 
ter hours from each of four groups of 
the curriculum) . 

STUDENTS will take English 
Composition; will demonstrate 
proficiency in a foreign language, an- 
cient or modern; and will take a 
minimum of six semester hours from 
each the following: History; Labora- 
tory Science: Art, Music, or History 
of the Theater: Anthropology, Eco- 
nomics, Government. Sociology, or a 
course in Religion or Philosophy in- 
volving modern problems; Classical 
Civilization. Greek, Latin, or Tradi- 
tions: East and West; and literature 
in any language, ancient or modern, 
in any field. As before, American 
History or Government is required 
of those students who have not taken 
such a course in high school. 

In the pattern outlined above, the 
major changes and points of interest 
are: 

1 1 The elected literature course 
may be in any language, does 
not have to be one listed among 
offerings of the English depart- 
ment 
2) any course offered by the His- 



tory Department will satisfy the 
history requirement 

3 1 the science requirement has 
been reduced; a new course in 
Psychology has been added to 
the group of elementary labor- 
atory sciences; also, a student 
with a sufficiently strong high 
school science background may 
elect Mathematics or a non-lab- 
oratory science instead of a 
laboratory science 

I I all students must take one 
course dealing with modern 
problems 

5 ) Health Education is no longer 
required 

6) there are instances when one 
course can serve to meet more 
than one requirement — for ex- 
ample, a course in French liter- 
ature would fulfill the language 
proficiency and the literature 
requirements. 

STUDENTS with high grades on 
the Advanced Placement Tests 
of the College Entrance Examination 
Board will automatically receive col- 
lege credit and exemption from any 
degree requirement indicated by the 
course or courses involved. This pol- 
icy will encourage more students to 
take Advanced Placement courses in 
high school, will give successful stu- 
dents greater latitude in election of 
college courses, and will permit those 
who so desire to accelerate their col- 
lege careers. There will also be more 
opportunities provided for incom- 
ing students to take achievement ex- 
aminations at Sweet Briar and quali- 
fy for admission into courses at the 
sophomore level. 

Instead of combinins! selected "al- 



lied subjects*' with a major, students 
will now elect a minor field, which 
must be pursued to a suitably advan- 
ced level. Courses taken to satisfy 
the distribution requirements may 
also be counted in satisfying require- 
ments in the major and minor. In- 
creased opportunity will be provided 
for independent work in various de- 
partments, designed particularly for 
majors. 

The procedures forelecting courses, 
advising students, and attaining jun- 
ior standing have also been modified. 
Freshmen now elect courses prior to 
arrival at Sweet Briar, and the Assis- 
tant Dean is in charge of advising 
them of any desirable changes. Up- 
perclassmen, as in the past, elect 
courses in the spring for the fall 
term, and pay a penalty for any 
changes made in the fall, other than 
necessary changes. In an effort to 
quicken the sense of motivation 
among students, a new plan for quali- 
fying for junior standing has been 
adopted. The Committee on Eligibil- 
ity, after receiving recommendations 
from advisers, will notify each soph- 
omore that she may proceed with her 
desired major, or that she: 

a) must change her major 

b) should attend summer school 

c) should "rusticate" for a year 

d) must withdraw from Sweet 
Briar 

Certain other ventures are to be 
embarked on which, though tangen- 
tial to the curriculum, will presum- 
ably have an impact on the education- 
al process. A faculty seminar will be 
inaugurated in which representatives 
of various disciplines will discuss as- 
pects of their fields for the benefit of 
colleagues in other disciplines. This 



PLUS C'EST LA MEME 

V^l-LwkJl_J by Jane Belcher 






will be a faculty self-education pro- 
gram, and should result in better in- 
tegration between the areas repre- 
sented in the curriculum. 

In order to widen the horizon of 
students, they will be given every en- 
couragement to spend at least one 
summer of the college career in a 
course of study, paid or volunteer 
employment, or travel which will in- 
troduce them to a milieu other than 
their own. 

SWEET BRIAR is well qualified, 
because of the background of 
our students and because of the geo- 
graphical location of the college, to 
travel new directions in the prepara- 
tion of teachers. Last year certain 
senior language majors experimented 
with teaching French in Lynchburg 
public schools. This year the pro- 
gram will be inaugurated in Am- 
herst schools. The teachers will, 
for the most part, have had their 
junior year abroad and they will 
receive college credit since the work 
will be a part of a course in edu- 
cation. It is hoped that the future 
may see similar opportunities for 
students majoring in art and music. 
Our program in practice teaching 
has also included, in recent years, 
several classes conducted at the 
Lynchburg Training School and Hos- 
pital. The success of these ventures 
has led us to think that much more 
should be made of opportunities in 
this area, and we are in the process 
of making more elaborate plans for 
the future. Realizing that among 
adults in the surrounding area there 
are many potential teachers and 
others who wish to complete work for 
a degree, the college is considering 
ways in which it can stimulate those 
qualified for admission to complete 
work for their certification and de- 
gree. 

Plus ca change, plus e'est la meme 
chose. The catalogue may refer to 
Topology or Asian Studies, but Bene- 
dict certainly still looks like Academ- 
ic, and the college is still committed 
to the liberal arts. 



October 1962 






BULBS FOR BEAUTY 







UTUMN has arrived and time to plant those 
dull, rough, knobby little things we ordered 
— brown, gray, tan or black — called bulbs! 
But before planting there are several very 
important things to consider if we are to be 
rewarded with full value in both culture and pleasing 
display. 

The first requisite for success in growing spring 
flowers from bulbs is the purchase of good bulbs! Bulb 
bargains do not exist, but there are varieties within the 
different groups to meet each gardener's individual bud- 
get. 

It is well to have your beds or planting areas pre- 
pared ahead of time. Careful preparation, with soil 
evenly mellowed by being worked over and over, is es- 
pecially important in the formal garden where uniform 
stems and simultaneous bloom are desired. For natural- 
izing under turf such elaborate procedure is not practic- 
able. 



Bulbs which give spring bloom must be planted in 
the autumn, beginning as early as September, according 
to varieties. 

Daffodils should be planted early, preferably not 
later than October in the north: early planting is essen- 
tial for the poeticus varieties. Hyacinth bulbs need to 
be planted during late September or early October to 
develop their extensive root systems before freezin; 
weather. Generally speaking, tulips should be planted 
during October or November from four to six inches 
deep; where winters are rigorous eight inches is even 
better. A long season of bloom with daffodils and tulips, 
from March to June, is possible by planting the different 
classes. 

There are many detailed instructions for planting the 
different types of bulbs, but in general they require 
thorough drainage. A preparation of peat moss and 
ground bone used in the soil will improve the texture and 
fertilize at the same time. The addition of a commer- 



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cial potash fertilizer will further help to insure sturdy 
stiff stems and good colors. 

To get the best effect in the simple border, in the 
garden design, and in the landscaping, there must be a 
garden plan — visualized or sketched. This not only helps 
to look beyond the drab bulb to the spring picture, but 
it is invaluable in protecting your bulbs from the ruth- 
less trowel or hoe while they are hidden, awaiting the 
spring showers and warm sunshine. 

A comparatively limited number of bulb varieties 
will give more cheer and interest than a collection of 
species. Restrict the plantings to varieties that are in 
scale. For example, a carefully planned specimen group- 
ing of the largest tulip or daffodil is not objectionable, 
but drifts of such throughout a small border would not 
be as pleasing. 

In handling color, the gardener may make bold at- 
tempts in the treatment of color and gain confidence nec- 
essary to serve her effectually. Warm colors have a ten- 
dency to diminish the apparent size of the garden. Strong 
colors should be kept in small masses, but a splash of 
fiery scarlet may be used to draw a section of the garden 
closer to the house. A grouping of vivid yellows shading 
to orange against evergreens will pull this portion from 
the background and add gaiety. White close to color 
adds to the effect by intensifying the brilliance. On the 
other hand rich deep tones reduce brilliancy and modify 
any color near which they are placed. An illusion of 
distance can be created by planting the subdued cooler 
hues in farthest recesses. 

Then there must be occasional accents to avoid mo- 
notony and give strength. These must be introduced at 
points where emphasis is needed and not overdone. 
Blocks of contrasting colors are harsh and crude, and 
little dabs at regular intervals look insipid and spotty. 
A suitable background is important. Against evergreens, 
tall growing bulbs prove most successful, and gay, strik- 
ing accents are attained from planting one species or 
color in a planting. Pastel colors above a brick fore- 
ground or in front of dark-colored walls are wasted bulbs. 

Bulbs in the garden gain in attractiveness when 
planted with "cover" companions to carpet the ground 
and soften naked stems. Phlox divaricata, forget-me- 
nots, bleeding heart and pansies provide harmonious 
combinations with tulips; cowslips, muscari and pansies 
with daffodils and scillas are pleasing. 

In planning the informal garden, avoid stiff straight 
lines by allowing drifts of bulbs, from six to ten of one 
variety, to curve in and out among hardy perennials. 
Daffodils lend themselves to informal gardening. For 
naturalizing it is wise to use only those bulbs which are 
perfectly hardy and multiply easily. Many daffodils, 
scillas, muscari and crocuses lend themselves for such 
plantings. 

Long straight borders or solid beds of bulbs serve 



only as units in the general garden composition. They 
should lead the eye to some central focus of interest — 
a seat, bird bath, or well-chosen piece of statuary. 

The gardener who knows the joy of cutting blossoms 
for flower arrangement should plant her bulbs in a cut- 
ting garden. Here they can be cut without destroying 
the garden picture, and many varieties and colors most 
used can be grouped together for easy cultivation. If 
the bulbs are to be saved for another year, care must 
be exercised in cutting. Never cut the green foliage of 
tulips or choice daffodils. 

If for any reason it is impossible to plant bulbs as 
soon as they are received, they should be unpacked at 
once, examined for signs of injury, then repacked in ven- 
tilated container or dry peat moss, sawdust or sand, and 
stored in a cool, dry place until they can be planted. 
Bulbs that are slightly shriveled or dried may be brought 
back to plump condition by being packed in moist sand 
or peat moss for a week or ten days before going in the 
ground. 

Most catalogues give fairly complete and accurate 
information concerning the depth of planting different 
types of bulbs. These figures are subject to modification. 
In very light soil increase the depth; in heavy soil de- 
crease the depth. Deep planting retards damage to roots 
by freezing and thawing, but brings later flowering per- 
iod. If you desire a tulip planting to last as long as 
three years, the bulbs should be planted ten inches deep. 
Shallow planting makes the bulbs split into bulblets. 
Therefore you have very small blooms or none the follow- 
ing year. To keep the desired effect with your tulip 
plantings, new bulbs should be added annually. There 
is nothing gained by taking tulip bulbs up each year. 
It is wise to renew the soil if planting in the same spots. 
It is better to move the planting areas somewhat when 
putting in a new lot of tulips. 

The garden may be small and the garden maker's 
time limited, but character and restful beauty can be 
created if these few simple principles are borne in mind. 

by Margaretta Carper MacLeod, '22 

Mrs. MacLeod is a Sweet Briar alumna who 
turned a much-loved avocation into a livlihood. 
She has designed both large and small gardens 
throughout Virginia and the middle Atlantic 
states. She is also a judge of flower shows as 
well as a prize-winning flower arranger herself. 




October 1962 



a 



# 



short 



history 

of 




by richard armour 



education 



prehistoric times 

Little is known about higher edu- 
cation during the Stone Age, which is 
perhaps just as well. 

Because of a weakness in the lib- 
eral arts, the B.A. was not offered, 
and there was only the B.S., or Bache- 
lor of Stones. Laboratory facilities 
were meager, owing to a lack of 
government contracts and support 
from private industry, but the stars 
were readily available, on clear 
nights, for those interested in astron- 
omy. ( Scholars, who went around 
without much on, looked at the stars 
with the naked eye.) 

Prehistoric students, being before 
history, failed to comprehend the 
fundamentals of the subject, such as 
its being divided into Ancient, Med- 
ieval, and Modern. 

There were no College Boards. 
This was fortunate, because without 
saw or plane, boards were rough. 

Nor were there any fraternities. 
The only clubs on the campus were 
those carried by the students or, in 
self-defense, by members of the fac- 
ulty. 



Alumni organizations were in 
their infancy, where some of them 
have remained. The alumni secre- 
tary occupied a small cave, left be- 
hind when the director of develop- 
ment moved to a larger one. While 
waiting for contributions to come in, 
he idly doodled on the wall, com- 
pletely unaware that art critics 
would someday mistake his drawings 
of certain members of the board of 
trustees for dinosaurs and saber- 
toothed tigers. 

The Alumni Quarterly came out 
every quarter of a century, and was 
as eagerly awaited as it is today. 



the classical period 

In ancient Athens everyone knew 
Greek, and in ancient Rome everyone 
knew Latin, even small children — 
which those who have taken Elemen- 
tary Greek or Elementary Latin will 
find hard to believe. Universities 
wishing to teach a language which 
had little practical use but was good 
for mental discipline could have of- 



fered English if they had thought 
of it. 

Buildings were all in the classical 
style, and what looked like genuine 
marble was genuine marble. How- 
ever, philosophy classes were some- 
times held on the steps, the students 
being so eager to learn that they 
couldn't wait to get inside. 

The Peripatetic School was a col- 
lege where the professors kept mov- 
ing from town to town, closely fol- 
lowed by students and creditors. 
Sometimes lectures were held in the 
Groves of Academe, where students 
could munch apples and olives and 
occasionally cast an anxious eye at 
birds in the branches overhead. 

Under the Caesars, taxation be- 
came so burdensome that Romans in 
the upper brackets found they might 
as well give money to their Alma 
Mater instead of letting the State have 
it. Thus it was that crowds often 
gathered along the Appian Way to 
applaud a spirited chariot race be- 
tween the chairman of the funds drive 
and the tax collector, each trying to 
get to a good prospect first. 

The word "donor" comes from the 



Latin donare, to give, and is not to 
be confused with duimre, to dun. 
though it frequently is. 

When a prominent alumnus was 
thrown to the lions, customary pro- 
cedure in the alumni office was to ob- 
serve a moment of silence, broken 
only by the sound of munching. Then 
the secretary, wrapping his toga a 
little more tightly around him, sol- 
emnly declared. "Well, we might as 
well take him off the cultivation list." 



the middle ages 

In the period known as the Dark 
Ages, or nighthood, everyone was 
in the dark. Higher education sur- 
vived only because of illuminated 
manuscripts, which were discovered 
during a routine burning of a library. 
It is interesting to reconstruct a typi- 
cal classroom scene: a group of dedi- 
cated students clustered around a 
glowing piece of parchment, listening 
to a lecture in Advanced Monasti- 
cism, a ten-year course. If some 
found it hard to concentrate, it was 
because they were dreaming about 
quitting before exams and going off 
on a crusade. 

Some left even sooner, before the 
end of the lecture, having spied a 
beautiful damsel being pursued by a 
dragon who had designs on her. 
Damsels, who were invariably in 



>'/'/. 




distress, wrought havoc on a young 
man's grade-point average. 

Members of the faculty were bet- 
ter off than previously, because they 
wore coats of armor. Fully accouter- 
ed, and with their visors down, they 
could summon up enough courage 
to go into the president's office and 
ask for a promotion even though they 
had not published a thing. 

At this time the alumni council 
became more aggressive in its fund 
drives, using such persuasive devices 
as the thumbscrew, the knout, the 
rack, and the wheel. A wealthy alum- 
nus would usually donate generously 
if a sufficient number of alumni, arm- 
ed with pikestaffs and halberds, could 
cross his moat and storm his castle 
walls. A few could be counted on to 
survive the rain of stones, arrows, 
and molten lead. Such a group of 
alumni, known as "the committee," 
was customarily conducted to the cas- 
tle by a troubador, who led in the 
singing of the Alma Mater Song the 
while. 



the 



renaissance 



During the Renaissance, universi- 
ties sprang up all over Europe. You 
could go to bed at night, with not a 
university around, and the next morn- 
ing there would be two universities 
right down the street, each with a 
faculty, student body, campanile, and 
need for additional endowment. 

The first universities were in Italy, 
where Dante was required reading. 
Some students said his "Paradise" 
and "Purgatory" were as hard as 
"Hell." Boccaccio was not required 
but was read anyhow, and in the orig- 
inal Italian, so much being lost in 
translation. Other institutions soon 
followed, such as Heidelberg, where 
a popular elective was Duelling 103 
a, b, usually taken concurrently with 
First Aid, and the Sorbonne, which 
never seemed to catch on with tourists 
as much as the Eiffel Tower, the Fol- 




ies Bergere, and Napoleon's Tomb. 
In England there was Oxford, where, 
by curious coincidence, all of the 
young instructors were named Don. 
There was also Cambridge. 

The important thing about the Ren- 
aissance, which was a time of awaken- 
ing (even in the classroom) , was edu- 
cation of the Whole Man. Previous- 
ly such vital parts as the elbows and 
ear lobes had been neglected. The 
graduate of a university was sup- 
posed, above all, to be a Gentleman. 
This meant that he should know such 
things as archery, falconry, and fenc- 
ing (subjects now largely relegated 
to Physical Education and given only 
one-half credit per semester), as well 
as, in the senior year, how to use a 
knife and fork. 

During the Renaissance, the works 
of Homer, Virgil, and other classical 
writers were rediscovered, much to 
the disappointment of students. 

Alumni officials concentrated their 
efforts on securing a patron, some- 
one rich like Lorenzo de' Medici, 
someone clever like Machiavelli, or 
I if they wished to get rid of a trouble- 
some member of the administration ) 
someone really useful like Lucrezia 
Borgia. 



colonial ameriea 

The first universities in America 
were founded by the Puritans. This 
explains the strict regulations about 
Late Hours, Compulsory Chapel, No 



Liquor on the Campus, and Off-Lim- 
its to LInderclassmen which still exist 
at many institutions. 

Some crafts were taught, but witch- 
craft was an extracurricular activity. 
Witch-burning, on the other hand, 
was the seventeenth century equiva- 
lent of hanging a football coach in 
effigv at the end of a bad season. 
Though deplored, it was passed off 
by the authorities as attributable to 
"youthful exuberance." 

Harvard set the example for nam- 
ing colleges after donors. William 
and Mary, though making a good try, 
failed to start a trend for using first 
names. It was more successful, how- 
ever, in starting Phi Beta Kappa, a 
fraternity which permitted no rough 
stuff in its initiations. At first the Phi 
Beta Kappa key was worn on the 
key ring, but the practice went out 
with the discovery of the watch chain 
and vest. 

During the Colonial Period, alum- 
ni officials limited their fund-raising 
activities to those times when an 
alumnus was securely fastened, hands 
and legs, in the stocks. In this posi- 
tion he was completely helpless and 
gave generously, or could be frisked. 



revolutionary 

america 

Higher education came to a vir- 
tual standstill during the Revolution 
— every able-bodied male having en- 
listed for the duration. Since the 
ROTC was not yet established, col- 
lege men were forced to have other 
qualifications for a commission, such 
as money. 

General George Washington was 
given an honorary degree by Har- 
vard, and this helped see him through 
the difficult winter at Valley Forge. 
Since he gave no commencement ad- 
dress, it is assumed that he made a 
substantial contribution to the build- 
ing fund. Then again, mindful of the 



reputation he had gained through 
Parson Weem's spreading of the 
cherry tree story, he mav have estab- 
lished a chair in Ethics. 

Unlike the situation during World 
War I. when colleges and universities 
abandoned the teaching of German 
in order to humiliate the Kaiser, the 
Colonists waged the Revolutionary 
War successfully without prohibiting 
the teaching of English. They did. 
however, force students to substitute 
such good old American words as 
"suspenders" for "braces," and 
themes were marked down when the 
spelling "tyre" was used for 'tire" 
and "colour" for color." 




The alumni publication, variously 
called the Alumni Bulletin, the 
Alumni Quarterly, and the Alumni 
Newsletter, was probably invented at 
this time by Benjamin Franklin, who 
invented almost everything else, in- 
cluding bifocals and kites. The first 
such publication was probably Poor 
Alumnus' Almanac, full of such 
homely sayings as 'Early to bed and 
early to rise makes a man healthy, 
wealthy, and wise enough to write his 
Alma Mater into his will." 



contemporary 

america 

In the nineteenth century, denom- 
inational colleges were founded in 
all parts of the country, especially 
Ohio. In the smaller of these col- 
leges, money was mostly given in 
small denominations. A few colleges 
were not named after John Wesley. 

State universities came into being 
at about the same time, and were 
tax supported. Every taxpayer was 
therefore a donor, but without getting 
his name on a building or being in- 
vited to dinner by the president. The 
taxpayer, in short, was in the same 
class as the Anonymous Giver, but 
not because he asked that his name be 
withheld. 

About the middle of the nineteenth 
century, women were admitted to col- 
lege. This was done (1) to relieve 
men of having to take women's parts 
in dramatic productions, (2) to pro- 
vide cheer leaders with shapelier 
legs, and (3) to recruit members for 
the Women's Glee Club, which was 
not prospering. Women students 
came to be known as co-eds. meaning 
that they went along with a man's 
education, and he could study and 
date simultaneouslv. It was not real- 
ized, when they were admitted, that 
women would get most of the high 
marks, especially from professors 
who graded on curves. 

In the twentieth century, important 
strides were made, such as the distinc- 
tion which developed between educa- 
tion and Education. Teachers came 
to be trained in what were at first 
called Normal Schools. With the de- 
tection of certain abnormalities, the 
name changed to Teachers Colleges. 

John Dewey introduced Progres- 
sive Education, whereby students 
quickly knew more than their teach- 
ers and told them so. Robert Hutch- 
ins turned the University of Chicago 
upside down, thereby necessitating 
a new building program. At St. 



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John's College everyone studied the 
Great Books, which were more eco- 
nomical because they did not come 
out each year in a revised edition. 
Educational television gave college 
professors an excuse for owning a 
television set. which they had prev- 
iously maintained would destroy the 
reading habit. This made it possible 
for them to watch Westerns and old 
movies without losing status. 



Of recent years, an increasing 
number of students spend their junior 
year abroad. This enables them to 
get a glimpse of professors who have 
been away for several years on Ful- 
brights and Guggenheims. 

Student government has grown 
apace, students now not only govern- 
ing themselves but giving valuable 
suggestions, in the form of ultima- 
tums, to the presidents and deans. In 
wide use is the Honor System, which 
makes the professor leave the room 
during an examination because he is 
not to be trusted. 

Along with these improvements in 
education has come a subtle change 
in the American alumnus. No longer 
interested only in the record of his 
college's football team, he is likely to 
appear at his class reunion full of 



such penetrating questions as "Why 
is the tuition higher than it was in 
1934?" "Is it true that 85% of the 
members of the faculty are Commun- 
ists?" and "How can I get my son 
( or daughter) in?" 

Alumni magazines have kept pace 
with such advancements. The writ- 
ing has improved, thanks to schools 
of journalism, until there is excite- 
ment and suspense even in the obit- 
uary column. Expression has reached 
such a high point of originality that 
a request for funds may appear, at 
first reading, to be a gift offer. 

However, if pictorial content con- 
tinues to increase, it will not be nec- 
essary for alumni to know how to 
read. This cannot come too soon. 



* Copyright 1962 by Editorial Projects for 
Education. Inc. All rights reserved. 



Tilted Toward Tilly 



EACH year at Commencement the 
graduating class chooses one 
father to speak at the Senior-Parent 
Dinner. Last June the "lucky" father 
was Mr. A. J. Schroder, II, vice-presi- 
dent of Scott Paper Company- 
Mr. Schroder's speech made such 
a hit with both the class of '62 and 
their parents that we asked him if we 
might print excerpts from this. 
( There is one anecdote that all Sweet 
Briar alumnae will enjoy. I The alum- 
nae office will be glad to send the 
complete text to the Class of '62. 

". . . There's another thing of which 
I'm very certain : each one of us par- 
ents has a favorite among you, and 
if I understand correctly that there 
are 111 girls in the Class of 1962. 
then there must be precisely 111 fav- 
orite seniors in your group. Up in 
New England they tell the story of 
the rugged old patriarch who in the 
process of reaching four score years 
had worn out four wives, all of whom 
he had buried in the same plot, one at 
each corner. Not wanting to show 



any favoritism, he directed in his 
will that he be buried exactlv in the 
center of the plot equally distant 
from each of his departed spouses. 
However, knowing that this arrange- 
ment was going to last for a long 
time, he couldn't resist the impulse to 
add these words: "Tilt me slightly 
toward Tilly. ..." 

"... And so it is tonight. We par- 
ents look with deep affection upon the 
entire Class of 1962, all 111 of you. 
bound together as you are for all 
time by four years of living together 
on this beautiful campus, sharing 
your laughter and tears, victories and 
defeats, successes and failures, night- 
mares and beautiful dreams. Your 
parents share your pride in the Class 
of '62. We love you all very dearly. 
But the thoughts of each one of us 
parents are tilted toward a very spe- 
cial and a very beloved Tilly — a 
Tilly who, just a short time ago or so 
it seems to us — was just a shapeless 
bundle of energy with her hair in 
braids and her teeth in braces. In 



just a few more hours, along with her 
classmates, she will step over the 
threshold into the world of the truly 
grown-up. She will add her strength 
to the power of what is potentially 
one of the most influential forces in 
the world today — the women of 
America. ..." 

". . . Some of you will seek careers 
in the professional world, in the arts 
or in business. And incidentally, if 
you have occasion to consult the 
classified section in your efforts to se- 
cure employment, remember the ex- 
perience of a Sweet Briar graduate 
of a few years ago. She was looking 
through the help wanted ads in a 
metropolitan journal and one in par- 
ticular caught her eye. "Wanted."" 
it read, "a bright Vassar graduate, 
or her equivalent." The Sweet Briar 
girl replied to the ad with this ques- 
tion: "When you say you want a 
Vassar graduate or her equivalent, 
do you mean two Smith graduates or 
one Sweet Briar graduate working 
half-time? ..." 



October 1962 



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BRIAR PATCHES **, 



THE NATIONAL Science Foun- 
dation awarded a grant to Dr. 
Esther Leffler, chairman of the chem- 
istry department, to attend an Insti- 
tute in Nuclear Science at Washing- 
ton State University. 

The National Science Foundation 
Summer Institute in Radiation in the 
Physical Sciences at Iowa State Uni- 
versity was attended by Lentz C. De- 
Vol, association professor of physics. 
Another Sweet Briar faculty member 
who held a NSF grant was Dr. Eliza- 
beth Sprague, who spent six weeks 
in Costa Rica attending a seminar 
in Tropical Ecology. Dr. Dorothy 
Thompson, professor of chemistry, 
continued the research she began last 
year while on sabbatical leave at the 
National Laboratory at Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. 




THE Sweet Briar faculty was a 
veritable "traveling troupe" 
this summer, with President Anne 
Gary Pannell having the leading role. 
She was a member of a three month's 
Asian seminar, financed by the Ford 
Foundation, which took her around 
the world. After spending two weeks 
in Japan, she was in India for six 
weeks where she met and worked with 
leaders representing higher educa- 
tion, government, and many areas of 
Indian life. 

Also going to India was Dr. Milan 
Hapala, professor of government. 
He was awarded a Fulbright grant 
to attend a six weeks summer Insti- 
tute at Osmania University in Hydera- 
bad. He returned to this country 
via Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Dr. Richard Rowland, professor of 
English, another recipient of a Ful- 
bright grant, attended a summer In- 



stitute in Chinese Civilization in Tai- 
wan at Tunghai L'niversity, Tai- 
chung. 

Dr. Lysbeth Muncy, professor of 
history and government, was in Ger- 
many continuing her studies concern- 
ing the Prussian Landraete, and Dr. 
Miriam Bennett, associate professor 
of biology, did research and studied 
at the Zoologisches Institut of the 
University of Munich where she had 
studied when she was on sabbatical 
leave. 

Miss Katherine Macdonald, asso- 
ciate professor of physical education, 
and Dr. Phyllis Stevens, associate 
professor of psychology, were in 
England. Each summer Miss Stevens 
works in the psychiatric wing of St. 
Pancras Hospital, the teaching hos- 
pital of the University of London 
Medical School. 

Other faculty members going 
abroad included Dr. Arthur Bates, 
professor of French, who spent three 
months in Europe, and Dr. John Mat- 
thew. Director of the Junior Year in 
France Program, who was in Paris. 

Dr. John Shannon, assistant pro- 
fessor of music, attended the Casals 
Music Festival in Puerto Rico. 




GRANT from the Atomic Ener- 
gy Commission has been re- 
ceived by Sweet Briar for the pur- 
chase of equipment necessary to in- 
troduce work with radio-isotopes in 
elementary courses in chemistry and 
biology. 

With the grant, which amounts to 
$4,318 and which is being supple- 
mented by additional funds from the 
college, equipment worth almost 
$5,800 has been ordered for use in 
this academic year. 



DOROTHY KILGALLEN recent- ; 
ly wrote in her column "The 
word is around that not since Grace 
Kelly has Broadway seen such beauty 
as is found in Diana Muldaur, com- 
ing in Seidman and Son." Dinny, as ' 
she is known to her Sweet Briar 
friends, graduated in 1960, majoring 
in drama. Last spring she returned 
to the campus as guest director of 
Paint and Patches' spring production. 
A snapshop of her, taken in the 
Alumnae House as she studied the 
script of Picnic, is in the class notes 
section on page 34. 




AS ONE of the first participants 
. in the newly-established pro- 
gram of the American Institute of 
Indian Studies, Dr. Maxine Garner of 
Sweet Briar College will spend this 
academic year in India. 

Miss Garner, who is professor of 
religion at Sweet Briar, has been 
awarded a Faculty Training Fellow- 
ship by the Institute, of which the 
college is a member. She has al- 
ready arrived in Poona, India, where 
headquarters of the program have 
been established, under the direction 
of Dr. W. Norman Brown, of the 
University of Pennsylvania, a spe- 
cialist on India. 

The aim of the program is to help 
those enrolled to enlarge their knowl- 
edge of India, particularly of its 
languages, culture, and society. Each 
participant is expected to engage in 
an intensive study of one of the 
major Indian languages. 

In relation to her own special field 
of study, Miss Garner hopes to ex- 
perience and study the practice and 
content of several Eastern religions, 
and later to incorporate the knowl- 
edge gained into her teaching at 
Sweet Briar. 



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After the Commencement ceremony when Academic was renamed, Nan Powell Hodges, '10, formerly of the Board of Overseers, 
and Marion Peele, special student and secretary to Miss Benedict, admire the name plate which bears Miss Benedict's name 



AN OLD building at Sweet Briar 
l College has a new name, one 
which has been closely and affection- 
ately associated with the college from 
its beginning. 

In a brief ceremony on Monday 
afternoon at Commencement time, a 
bronze plate bearing the name of 
Mary K. Benedict, Sweet Briar's first 
president, and the date, 1906, was 
unveiled beside the entrance to what 
has been known as "Academic." 

Nan Powell Hodges of Williams- 
burg, a member of the class of 1910, 
the first to be graduated from Sweet 
Briar, presided at the ceremony. 
She spoke about the building, and 
its place in the life of the new col- 
lege. 

Miss Elizabeth Egglesto l of the 
class of 1919, gave an appreciation 
of Miss Benedict, and her close asso- 
ciation with this building through the 
ten years of her administration, 
which ended in 1916. 



When Miss Benedict arrived on 
the campus for the first time in June 
1906, she found four buildings, all 
under construction: the Refectory, 
two dormitories, and a classroom 
building. The dormitories were 
named for the Rev. Arthur P. Gray, 
and the Rev. Theodore M. Carson, 
two of the trustees of Indiana Fletcher 
Williams' estate who became mem- 
bers of the college's first board of 
directors. 

The structure which was to con- 
tain the classrooms, the library, and 
the college's assembly hall, was desig- 
nated simply as "the academic build- 
ing." This phrase was soon short- 
ened in usage to Academic, the name 
which it has retained until now, al- 
though other buildings for academic 
purposes have long since been added 
to the campus. All are named for 
individuals. 

Now, at last, this building will 
have a name of its own: Mary K. 



Benedict. It was here that Presi- 
dent Benedict conducted the first as- 
sembly of students and faculty which 
marked the opening of the college; 
here she presided over many other 
college gatherings, led chapel serv- 
ices, and taught classes in philosophy 
and psychology. 

Approval for re-naming this build- 
ing in honor of Miss Benedict was 
voted by the Board of Directors, in 
accordance with the request presented 
to them by Mrs. Hodges, Miss Eggles- 
ton and Mrs. Marion T. Sanders 
(Caroline Sharpe, '19), of Wythe- 
ville. Another graduate of 1910, Mrs. 
Everingham Rickards, and Miss 
Marion Peele, both of Norfolk, were 
present for the ceremony, following 
the annual alumnae luncheon and 
meeting of the Alumnae Association, 
as were a number of others who were 
students when Miss Benedict was 
president. 

by Martha von Briesen '31 



October 1962 



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alumnae association 



Ave Atque Vale 



Dear Alumnae. 

To each of you all over the world 
I send warmest greetings. 

It was very challenging, stimulat- 
ing and rewarding to have been presi- 
dent of the Sweet Briar College 
Alumnae Association and I wish to 
thank you for the privilege and honor 
you have bestowed on me. 

I know you will be interested in 
some of the highlights of the last two 
years, which have been very fruitful 
ones indeed. 

Due to the generosity of the Col- 
lege we alumnae now have a house 
of our own on campus, the Alumnae 
House. In addition to a tastefully 
decorated living or meeting room and 
kitchen there is adequate office space. 
Do return to campus so you can en- 
joy it. 

The Alumnae Councils have been 
most interesting and informative. 
Last fall over 100 alumnae from 
everywhere came back to campus for 
meetings, workshops and the dedica- 
tion of the Mary Reynolds Babcock 
Fine Arts Center. 

Then there is the exciting news 
about the Alumnae Fund. For the 
first time in our history over half of 
the alumnae made a contribution to 
the Alumnae Fund, which was the 
largest in the Alumnae Association's 
history. The fund this year totaled 
$185,449.24. 

There were 39 Boxwood Circle 
members this year. 

Great was the joy and excitement 
when the announcement was made 
that the Chapel Fund was completed, 
for many of you had given generous- 
ly of your time and means. 

Sweet Briar College alumnae clubs 



are active in 50 cities — nineteen offer 
scholarships, most sell bulbs. 

There are over 200 Alumnae Rep- 
resentatives who are the liaison be- 
tween the College, secondary schools 
and prospective students. Their work 
for the College is invaluable, 

Other items of note were the in- 
tensely interesting Alumnae Colleges 
to which the faculty contributed most 
generously. 

A new Constitution was drawn up 
and approved by the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation. Sweet Briar Day was cele- 
brated in 35 cities. Total mailings 
from the Alumnae Office numbered 
over 134,027. For "distinguished 
achievement in the development of 
alumnae support" the United States 
Steel Foundation again awarded the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Association a 
handsome certificate and check for 
$150. 

Looking back is satisfying. Look- 
ing ahead is exciting. In the future 
I am sure the Alumnae Association 
will help in many fields including 
completion of the Science Building, 
consideration of faculty housing, fac- 
ulty salaries and many other develop- 
ments. 

Our successes are due to the whole 
Sweet Briar Family, the President 
of the College, the Board of Over- 
seers, the faculty and staff, the Alum- 
nae Association Boards (past and 
present), the Executive Secretary and 
her staff. All have given unstintingly 
of their time, energy and devotion. I 
consider it a great privilege to have 
been so closely associated with all 
of them. 

To the new Executive Board of the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Association I 
extend best wishes for a very success- 
ful term. 

Sincerely, 

Phoebe Rowe Peters 



Bulb Report 



Clubs Orders 

Atlanta 273 

Baltimore 184 

Boston 119 

So. California 8 

Charlotte 57 

Charlottesville 49 

Chattanooga 27 

Chicago 63 

Cincinnati 157 

Cleveland 73 

Columbus, Ohio 25 

So. Connecticut 59 

Dallas 23 

Indianapolis 75 

Lexington, Va. 6 

Long Island 58 

Louisville 86 

Lynchburg 26 

Minneapolis 59 

Nashville 25 

Norfolk 180 

No. New Jersey 132 

Peninsula of Va. 28 

Philadelphia 133 

Pittsburgh 24 

Princeton 69 

Raleigh 5 

Richmond 156 

Roanoke 40 

Rochester 53 

St. Louis 55 

Toledo 24 

Utica 21 

Washington 463 

Westchester 10 

Wilmington. Del. 92 

Individuals 

Susan Calhoun 

Heminway 1 
Esther Jett Holland 13 
Dorothy Booth 

Cockrell 15 
Polly Swift Calhoun 4 

Anne Green Owen 4 
Caroline Sharpe 

Sanders 1 

Alumnae Office 61 



Amount 

6,926.18 

2,928.25 

2,203.47 

72.55 

1,796.35 

833.20 

442.40 

1,054.05 

2,920.05 

1,018.25 

475.45 

870.70 

491.35 

1,254.70 

111.65 

1,024.60 

1,845.55 

328.45 

1,053.90 

253.30 

2,685.90 

2,274.65 

393.75 

2,572.10 

495.25 

900.35 

57.65 

3,348.50 

580.45 

887.15 

750.15 

391.65 

450.80 

10.165.05 

323.40 

2.264.00 



128.00 
165.90 

400.95 

295.30 

35.25 

45.85 | 
1,204.05 



Total 3,036 $58,770.50 



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Alumnae Magazine 



Council Meeting 

"A New Look At Sweet Briar" was 
the theme of the Alumnae Council 
meetings on October 16, 17 and 18. 
The first day was planned as a day of 
orientation to give the alumnae time 
to attend classes, meet with the facul- 
ty, tour the new buildings, attend 
Chapel, and talk to the students. 

Juliet Halliburton Burnett presid- 
ed over the opening session of the 
Council on the evening of the 16th. 
at which time President Anne Gary 
Pannell had been asked to report on 
"The State of the College." Re- 
ports were given also by Julia Jack- 
son Coffey, Chairman of the Alumnae 
Fund; Bruce Watts Krucke, Chair- 
man of Alumnae Representatives; 
Betty Prescott Balch, Director of 
Clubs; Mary Bailey Izard, Bulb 
Chairman ; and Elizabeth Bond 
Wood, Executive Secretary. 

Wednesday morning was devoted 
to the Founders Day ceremony which 
included a memorial service for Dr. 
Mary Harley, a member of Sweet 
Briar's first faculty who was the col- 
lege physician from 1906 to 1935. 
Following the tradition established 
by the first class in 1909, the seniors 
wore their academic robes for the 
first time. Alumnae also donned 
robes and marched in the procession. 
We were so pleased that one of our 
own, Flora Cameron Kampmann, '46, 
gave the Founders Day address, "'Op- 
portunities For Women In Politics 
Today." Flo is on the Executive 
Board of the Alumnae Association as 
Regional Chairman for District IX, 
and is a National Committeewoman 
for the Republican party of the State 
of Texas. 

In the afternoon Dean Mary Pearl. 
Dean Dorothy Jester. Dr. Jane Bel- 
cher, and Mr. Peter Daniel conducted 
a panel on "Sweet Briar Today and 
Tomorrow." A panel of students 
gave councillors a view of Sweet 
Briar students today during the eve- 



October 1962 



Workshops for the Bulb Project, 
Club Presidents, Fund Agents and 
Alumnae Representatives occupied 
the entire day on Thursday. After 
dinner an informal coffee and discus- 
sion period with Dr. Milan Hapala 
and Dr. Richard Rowland, who spent 
the summer attending institutes on 
Indian Civilization and Chinese Civi- 
lization, was held in the Alumnae 
House. 



Alumnae Fund 

Sweet Briar College received the 
astounding total of $1,619,611.16 in 
gifts from all sources for the fiscal 
year which ended on June 30. In- 
cluded in this figure was $185,449.24 
from 3,697 alumnae. We are de- 
lighted that our goal of 50',' of alum- 
nae donors was reached long before 
the end of the year and the final per- 
centage was 55. A complete fund re- 
port will be sent to everyone around 
the last week in October. 

Nancy Dowd Burton, '46 served as 
Chairman of the Alumnae Fund for 
four years. To Nancy and her class 
fund agents belongs the credit for the 
remarkable increase in alumnae giv- 
ing. 

Sweet Briar has again received an 
award from The United States Steel 
Corporation for "Sustained Excel- 
lence in Alumnae Support." Other 
women's colleges receiving this honor 
were Vassar, Wellesley, Barnard and 
Manhattanville College of the Sacred 
Heart. 



New Officers 

New members of the Executive 
Board for 1962-64 were announced 
at the annual meeting of the Alumnae 
Association on June 4. These includ- 
ed the following officers: Juliet Halli- 
burton Burnett, '35, president; Eliza- 
beth Prescott Balch, '28, first vice- 



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president; Patricia Traugott Rixey, 
'48, second vice-president; Frances 
Cordes Hoffman, '38, secretary; Julia 
Jackson Coffey, '56, fund chairman; 
Bruce Watts Krucke, '54, chairman of 
alumnae representatives and Mary 
Bailey Izard, '52, bulb chairman. 
New regional chairmen were Eliza- 
beth Scheuer Maxwell, '34, region I; 
Virginia Eady Williams, '38, region 
II; Leila Van Leer Schwaab, '33, re- 
gion III; Dorothy Nicholson Tate. 
'38, region IV; Jacquelyn Strickland 
Dwelle, '35, region V; Joan DeVore 
Roth, '41, region VI; Ann Henderson 
Bannard, '49, region VII; Chloe 
Frierson Fort, '36, region VIII; and 
Flora Cameron Kampmann, '46, re- 
gion IX. Members-at-large were 
Caroline Sharpe Sanders, '19 and 
Sally Scherer Baskerville, '62. 



Juliet Halliburton Burnett, '35, President 
of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association 





class notes 



"I /~\ CLAUDINE Ht'TTEIi 
III 220 South Princeton Circle 
-*- " Lynchburg, Virginia 

In the interim of duties as President 
of Tuckahoe Garden Club, Richmond, 
Eugenia Griffin Burnett travels. She is 
abroad, accompanied by her sister, 
Claudine Griffin Holcomb, visiting her son, 
Charlie and his family at their home in 
England. Marjorie Couper Prince and 
Frances Murrell Rickards were in Florida 
during the winter and visited Dr. Eugenia 
Morenus at Babson Park. While attending 
the DAR Continental Congress in Wash- 
ington, Dudley Powers Wagaaman and I, 
classmates in 1906. spent a happy day 
together. The latest May Queen at Sweet 
Briar, Fontaine Hutter, is the daughter of 
Quintus Hutter, and my niece. Relatives 
and friends galore applauded the enchant- 
ing May Day ceremonies. 



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3ln fJHeitiDrtain 



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Mattie Walker Worth recently wrote the 
Alumnae Office that she is serving as a 
hostess, housekeeper at The Nalle Clinic in 
Charlotte, N. C. She says, "It's good to 
have such an interest in your job as I do." 
Her son, Alex M. Worth, Jr., with his wife 
and their three sons live in Greensboro, 
N. C. Her daughter, Martha Worth Brown, 
her husband and two daughters live in 
Charlotte. 



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Marianne Maktin 
601 Maury Avenue 
Norfolk 17, Va. 



News of '18 is scarce at the moment. 
I did not expect another issue of the 
Alumnae News so soon and, therefore, 
have not done my usual newsgathering. 

It was a joy to hear from Amy Elliott' 
Jose last fall after a silence of many years. 
She is a widow now and lives alone in 
Indianapolis. She has three married chil- 
dren and nine grandchildren. Last year 
she spent five months driving through 
Europe with friends. She reports that the 
Sweet Briar Club in Indianapolis is very 
active and keeps her well supplied with 
college news. 

When I telephoned Cilia Guggenheimer 
Nusbaum for news of her and her family 
she said she had absolutely none. Yet 
before I put down the receiver I learned 
the following facts. Cilia and her husband. 
Bert, went to the University of Virginia 
for Law Day returning just in time to at- 
tend a huge Law Day banquet here in 
Norfolk the first of May. The second 
week in May they were in Detroit for the 
meeting of International Torch of which 
Bert is the immediate Past President. 
August will find them in San Francisco 
for the American Bar Association. Sand- 
wiched between these activities Cilia is 
moving to Virginia Beach for the summer 



Mrs. John H. Walker (Sadie Wailes, 

A), July 14, 1962 
Mrs. W. B. Wylie (Elizabeth Stewart. 

A I , January 23, 1962 
Mrs. Otto T. Gunther (Norma 

Prange, '16), January 1962 
Mrs. Herbert S. Walters I Eleanor 

Smith, '18), May 7, 1962 
Mrs. Herbert Trask (Ruth Sims, '3D, 

July 15, 1962 
Mrs. Frank Virgin I Lee MacPherson, 

'35), June 3, 1962 
Mrs. Darrell Ayer (Henrietta Collier. 

'39), June 3, 1962 
Mrs. George Hilbert I Betty Jean 

Griffin, '44), May 1962 



and taking painting lessons. I wonder 
what Cilia would call real news! 

Cornelia Carroll Gardner and I meet 
every few months at the beauty parlor. 
Cornelia comes to Norfolk for "perma- 
nents" and it happens that the same opera- 
tor works on both of us. My appointment 
often follows Cornelia's. We have lots of 
fun gossiping before and after we go under 
the dryers. I am afraid that we get the 
operator's schedule all out of whack be- 
cause our talk slows things up. Cornelia's 
husband, Kinloch, has been in the hospital 
but from latest reports he is now at home 
and improving. Frances, her daughter, has 
just bought a new home. I meet her, too, 
at the beauty shop. She has three attrac- 
tive children, one of whom is named for 
Cornelia. 

I had a telephone conversation with 
Virginia Eaglesfield Wilson soon after 
Christmas. She and her husband were in 
Norfolk overnight on their way to Florida 
from their home in Sewickley. Pa. 

A Christmas card from Iloe Bowers Joel 
told me of a wonderful Caribbean cruise 
she had had on the beautiful liner, Argen- 
tina. She has had a trip to Europe in 
each of the last two years and expects to 
go again this year. Iloe sounds like a 
true citizen of the world. 

Mary Reed sent me Christmas greetings 
and wrote that she was looking forward to 
Christmas in Cheshire. Connecticut with 
her brother and his family. 

I hope to have much more news next 
time — that is if all of you will keep me 
posted. 

1 /~\ Elizabeth Ecci.eston 
I ^-/ Green Level 

Hampden-Sydney. Va. 

News of the death of Delia Gilmore sad- 
dens us all. Such a vivid and merry-hearted 



protagonist in the delicious nonsense of 
banner-rushing is hard to associate with ill- 
ness and terminal years. I can see her 
face now, twinkling with mischief and high 
spirits, peering over the transom of a room 
besieged by howling freshmen. Her son, 
Charles Gates, sent a contribution to our 
class fund in her memory, and each of us 
will be touched thereby, and grateful. 

We are pleased to learn that Carrie 
Sharpe Sanders has been elected a mem- 
ber-at-large of the Executive Board of the 
Alumnae Association. Carrie has for years 
worked with persistence and vigor at the 
thankless job of class fund agent. In fact, 
she and Flo Freeman by their enthusiasm 
and hard work have almost "gone it alone" 
in their task of holding us together. We 
haven't meant to be inert and disinterested. 
The Husky Bunch had pride and loyalty, 
and we certainly had fun being together 
during those funny and fresh and delight- 
ful far-off years. 

"Little Wood" spent a night with me 
last fall — all too brief a time to catch up 
on her richly useful and varied life. 

Nan Powell Hodges came through Farm- 
ville recently and it was fun to lunch with 
her and have news of mutual friends. 

By the time this reaches you, '62 Re- 
union will be a thing of the past. But 
with '63 in mind I wish to call your at- 
tention to the Alumnae College held each 
June after the graduates have flitted. 
Then we have the lovely campus to our- 
selves, to revel again in boxwood, rich 
greenery and blue hills, with a chance to 
visit with our special friends and to become 
acquainted with those who pre- and post- 
dated our own four-year span. The speak- 
ers give us extremely thoughtful and stim- 
ulating lectures. Gesticulating groups that 
gather afterward for discussion and argu- 
ment bespeak the fine quality of these 
talks. Beside being great fun, it is an 
opportunity to savor the quality of what 
the Sweet Briar of today has to offer. It 
has been my privilege to attend this for 
five or six years and each time I have left 
with deepened respect for our vigorous and 
spirited Alma Mater. 

C\ C\ Emily Moon Spilman 
/. /. (Mrs. Louis) 
'-' tmi Box 747 

Waynesboro, Va. 

Elizabeth Huber Welch substituting as 
class secretary — Emily Moon Spilman 
popped off to Europe to join her husband 
who was one of six American businessmen 
sent to Germany by the Department of 
Commerce, and it was too late to find 
someone else to collect the news. Her 
enthusiastic letters did bring results in the 
form of questionnaires returned for Re- 
union. 

As a class we do seem to have the most 
wonderful and the smartest children and 
grandchildren — especially Gert Dally and 
Ruth Ulland whose daughters were smart 
enough to graduate from Sweet Briar. 






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Emily Moon, a Mother of the Year in Vir- 
ginia has sixteen grandchildren. Trot and 
Catherine McCann each has nine. Helen 
Stewart Case has eight and Margaretta 
Carper has seven — and the rest of us are 
"below average." 

I thought I was having too busy a life, 
but I'm just sitting in the shade compared 
10 Emily Moon, Gert Dally, Elizabeth 
Pickett, Margaretta Carper and others. 
Hope you all know what a wonderful job 
Gert has done in working unceasingly for 
our much-needed Chapel, and that her 
husband is on our Board of Directors. 

Phoebe Evans Shideler and her hand- 
some Dick had lunch with Bill and me 
when we were at Pocono Manor in Febru- 
ary. She looked lovely but had had a 
couple of heart attacks so couldn't at- 
tempt Reunion. They were going to In- 
diana to see her mother. Remember how 
Mrs. Evans used to take us to Mrs. Wills, 
the Country Club etc? Imagine eating 
one of those meals now! Ruth Fiske 
Steeger reports that she and Charlie had 
a delightful six weeks on Key Largo in 
Florida. They've retired to Old Lyme, 
Conn. One of the letters refers to our 
faithful agent, Kay Shenehon, as having 
had an accident but 1 don't know any 
details. 

Gloria Frink Huntington sends a gener- 
ous invitation "Please tell anyone I know 
who's coming to the Fair to look me up — 
East 26291. Would love to have them 
stay with me." 

And now for some tid-bits gleaned from 
the questionnaires — Julie Benner Moss 
is now Corresponding Clerk, Register of 
Wills, Court House, Media, Pa. Mary 
Munson writes that she had hoped to get 
to S. B. for Reunion but will be in the 
hospital then for surgery. Our best wishes 
to her for a speedy recovery. 

Selma Brandt Kress has to miss Reunion 
as she is Music Director at a girls' school 
in Pittsburgh and of course this is her busy 
time with commencement and all the at- 
tendant affairs. Margaretta Carper Mac- 
Leod writes that she is busy doing land- 
scape design work and many types of gar- 
dening and decorating for various festivi- 
ties at the country clubs, churches and 
home parties in Lynchburg. Daughter. 
Louise, and her husband live on Long 
Island where Davis is editor and publisher 
of the "Long Islander," the old weekly 
started by Walt Whitman 125 years ago. 
Son, Jim, is in the insurance business and 
he and his wife have four beautiful young- 
sters ranging from four months to six 
years. Chuck, one of the twins is with 
the Long Island R. R. and the other twin. 
Johnny, has just finished his tour of duty 
as a paratrooper and is returning to col- 
lege in the fall. Daughter, Margaretta. 
graduated from Randolph-Macon in 1960 
and has been doing laboratory work with 
research at the National Institute of Health 
in Bethesda, Md. She has just accepted 
a position with a surgeon in research at 
Harvard Medical School so she will be 
leaving Bethesda and flying to Boston in 
a few days. Roderick, the youngest, is in 
high school in Lynchburg. Gert Dally 
Massie along with her great interest in the 
S. B. Chapel is on myriad Boards etc., 
ranging from the Rye Community Concerts 
Association, to the Third Street Music 



School Settlement, to fund raising for the 
Friends of the Philharmonic — to mention 
but a few. And golfing is another of her 
many activities. 

Helen Fossum Davidson writes that she 
is busy with church work and in recording 
for blind college students in Chicago. Son, 
Walter, graduated summa cum laude from 
Northwestern and now is in service at Fort 
Polk, La. Daughter, Gail, (Sweet Briar 
'55) works full-time for a Charlottesville 
radio station. 

Gloria Frink Huntington is teaching in 
the Seattle public schools. Elizabeth 
Huber Welch writes that she is working 
part-time for Waddell & Reed, Inc., as a 
registered representative. Along with her 
job she is active in the Home for Blind 
Women, and hospital work, and enjoys 
bridge and weekends at the shore with her 
fishing husband. 

A long letter from Mary Klumph Watson. 
She just can't make reunion as her mother, 
age 88, is very ill and she is spending all 
her time with her. Mary reports that she 
can get awfully enthusiastic about bird 
trips to Mexico and the West Indies, etc. 
but at the moment isn't able to get away. 
Son, Tom, has three degrees and is in 
Cleveland working for his Ph.D. at Wes- 
tern Reserve. His field is the technical 
end of the theater, and he has taught for 
five years at the University of Delaware. 
He and his wife have two little girls, Lisa 
and Susan, aged 10 and 7. Daughter, 
Katy, graduated cum laude from Radcliffe 
and holds an M.A. and M.F.A. from Wes- 
tern Reserve plus a five year Art degree 
with honors from Cooper Union in N.Y.C. 
She is an artist and a writer. 

Catherine McCann Becker won't be able 
to make reunion as her husband is a trustee 
of Marietta College and their meetings 
coincide with Reunion. Catherine's daugh- 
ter spent three years at Sweet Briar, but 
after a riding accident caused her to miss 
six months of school and she could not 
graduate with her own class, she spent her 
senior year at Ohio State. Catherine is 
hoping though that one of her seven grand- 
daughters will make the entire four years 
at S.B.C. 

It was a great disappointment to 
Margaret Marston Tiller to miss reunion 
but she writes that the continuing use of 
antibiotics following a very serious kidney 
infection have left her so crippled that 
she must have constant help. Daughter, 
Jeanne, lives at Virginia Beach (her hus- 
band is a lawyer in Norfolk) and they have 
4 adorable children. 

Church, politics, grandchildren, knitting, 
cooking and travel keep Elizabeth Murray 
Widau busy these days. 

Emily Moon Spilman's questionnaire is 
so full of activities it is exhausting just 
to read of them. Two of her children live 
in Waynesboro so they have nine grand- 
children near at hand. Daughter, Martha 
Jane, is a missionary in Lima, Peru. Hus- 
band. Louis' book "So This is South Amer- 
ica," is just off the press, a running account 
of their trip from the first of November 
to early February. Her last paragraph — 
"Sorry not to be with you as I'd planned, 
but I'm off to the meeting of the American 
Mothers in New York and then on to join 
Louis for a quick trip on the continent 
and back to Virginia in time for the Meth- 



odist Convention in Norfolk." The Key 
West Restoration Foundation, Inc., and the 
Key West Art and Historical Society are 
holding Beulah Norris' attention these 
days. Gardening claims much of Elizabeth 
Pickett Mills' time — she writes a weekly 
garden column and is known as the Plant 
Doctor in her community. A past presi- 
dent of the Scotch Gardeners, she has 
served for fourteen years as Dogwood 
Chairman and has been directly respon- 
sible for the planting of some 12,000 trees. 
Helen Stewart Case Carroll retired this 
year from teaching and is now spending 
her time gardening, reading, and in church 
work. Reunioning at the Univ. of Cincin- 
nati (unfortunately the same time as 
S.B.C.'s) will be Ruth Ulland Todd. She 
writes of all the happy times she and Sam 
had at S.B. while daughter, Betty, '50 was 
a student there, and of her hopes that the 
granddaughters (five of them) will one day 
be students there too. Ruth's two sons are 
doctors — one an orthopedic surgeon and 
the other an internist. All of the children 
and grandchildren (9) were with Trot 
Walker Neidlinger and husband last sum- 
mer for two weeks. Trot sees Gert Massie 
and Rhoda Worden, and Fitzallen Kendall 
Fearing frequently as she lives nearby. 
Another alumna with conflicting schedules 
for reunion is Mary W'alkup Woodburn. 
As a college administrator she will have 
to remain for her own college's ceremonies. 



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LaVerne McGee Olney 
(Mrs. A. C, Jr.) 
6134 Azalea Dr. 
Dallas, Texas 



Harmoline Taylor Higginbotham reports 
she does not have much news, and that the 
most exciting thing that had happened to 
her was that her dog bit a policeman! I had 
been in Dallas about five years, and was in 
a bakery when she walked up to me and 
asked if I wasn't LaVern McGee from New 
Orleans, '23 at Sweet Briar. I didn't 
even know she lived here, and the funny 
part was we hadn't seen each other in 
about 30 years. 

I saw Frances Nash Orand, '24 at a Gen- 
eral Motors Automobile Show. Her hus- 
band was the biggest Buick dealer here 
until his death a couple of years ago. It 
is a small world. Frances has 8 grand- 
children by her 3 daughters. 

With our girls grown we decided to sell 
our large house and move into smaller 
quarters. After the move we made a trip 
to Spartanburg, S. C. to visit my husband's 
brother and wife. While there I called 
Jane Guignard Curry in Columbia, S. C. 
Had a nice chat with her. Her youngest 
son was just home from college. Dr. Curry 
is in Australia on a special lecture tour. 
I had hoped to get by to see her but we 
didn't have enough time. 

I know you will be saddened to hear of 
the death of Mr. J. B. O'Hara, husband 
of Virginia Lazenby, A, last Christmas. 
He had been ill with a heart condition for 
some time. 

Peg Broun French writes from Califor- 
nia (1 Masonic Circle, Oakland) that she 
and John had a nice trip to the Orient 
last summer, but that she was hospitalized 
during Christmas for a serious operation. 
She is doing fine now and reports they have 
built a lovely new home. 



October 1962 



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£"\ ^7 Claire Hanner Arnold 
/ / (Mrs. Wylie H.) 
^ * 2947 Hanson Drive 
Charlotte. N. C. 

It was grand to get so many answers to 
postal and Christmas cards. Jane Gilmer 
Guthery flew to San Francisco with Paul 
for a business job — B.A.B. City prob- 
lems. They had a two hour stop-over in 
Los Angeles and were met by Sue Milligan 
Hitchman and Mr. and Mrs. Hall 
(Catherine Johnson) Brehme. Catherine's 
son is in Germany getting his education. 
She also has a young daughter. Sue lost 
her husband — for which we are all 
sorry. She has two sons — one at the 
Univ. of San Francisco, married and get- 
ting his doctor's degree. Sue has several 
grandchildren (can't imagine but want to 
hear more!) Jane's son, Paul, has a little 
boy who is the joy of her life. 

Ruth Aunspaugh Daniels wrote that she 
and Frank spent Christmas Day with 
Frank, Jr., his wife and their two children. 
Patsy and her children came down after 
Christmas from New York for a few 
days, so they had a wonderful family ses- 
sion — busy, confusing and heart-warming. 
Patsy's little girl is another "Ruth" so 
grandmother is a bit partial! Young 
Frank has a 3 year old Julie (whose name 
I am partial to also). Frank III is 5 and 
Bobby IVo. Ruth says she is thankful that 
she had her own thirty years ago — espe- 
cially when we had nurses to help us. 
She also tells me that she and Frank had 
a wonderful trip to Florida — then a Car- 
ibbean cruise. (I "ain't" worried about 
Grandma! ) Ruth also saw Virginia 
Wilson. Robbins and her sister, Georgia, 
in N. Y. in December and says that 
Virginia (our May Queen) is as lovely 
as ever. 

I had a sweet letter from Virginia's 
daughter, Ginger, saying that she had so 
hoped that some of you "cute Sweet Briar 
people" could have been there for her 
wedding. Flattering to us "old gals" but 
sincere I do believe. 

A card from Maggie Leigh Hobbs said 
that Peggy, and her two daughters are 
back in Stuyvesant Town, N. Y. after six 
months in London. Bobby Hobbs is with 
G. E. Headquarters are in Philadelphia but 
he goes everywhere — West Coast, Texas, 
Tenn., N. Y., etc. Occasionaly he does 
come to home base. 

Then from a long lost friend came a 
card from "Compy" Compton, saying that 
she is not good "with the pen" — but she is 
certainly good with the paint brush. She 
wrote me about a cousin of hers who lives 
here and taught my son at Country Day 
School! 

Heard from Tootie Maybank Williams at 
Christmas too. She is fine. I also see 
Sally Jamison quite often. She is a love 
and a "big wheel" at Mecklenburg Furn- 
iture Co. She goes to Chicago, Dallas 
and High Point and arranges their Furn- 
iture Shows. 

Had a Christmas card from Marge 
Cramer Crane. Her son, Bill, Jr., was in 
Officers' Training at Pensacola U. S. Naval 
Air Station. He is now in the Pacific. 
He married a Smith "gal" as soon as he 
was commissioned — so they do!! Cathy, 
her daughter, graduated from Smith and 
is now working in Boston. Her best 



"beau" is in Africa for two years — we 
shall see! (and so will Marge!) 

Julie is a Junior at S.B.C. and loves it — 
as we all did (except for mid-winter 
exams). Hall is 13 and in the 7th grade. 
He goes to a dancing school and can 
"twist" like nobody's business. 



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Betty Moore Schilling 
(Mrs. Arthur Y.) 
1011 Childs Avenue 
Drexel Hill, Penn. 



Very little mail, so very little gossip. 
Marion Jayne Berguido went to Dedham, 
Mass., after Christmas to visit daughter, 
Jayne Berguido Abbott and to see her 
new grandson, Alexander. Marion es- 
chewed Williamsburg this spring and took 
her children to Vermont to visit an old 
Montclair school classmate. She writes 
that she received a nice note from Libby 
Jones Shands, whose husband retired Dec. 
1. Libby and Courtney also have a new 
grandchild. Libby has been seeing a lot 
of Susan Jelley Dunbar, who got her ad- 
dress from the Alumnae News. She is de- 
lighted to renew their old friendship. 
Libby plans to be on campus for gradua- 
tion to hood her "double cousin" — Page 
Nelson. 

Marjorie Mondell Astin is still in Wash- 
ington and has been working at Peck & 
Peck for some time. 

Betty Austin Kinloch had all her chil- 
dren and grands for the holidays. They 
just love their new New Zealand daughter- 
in-law. Betty's youngest, Julia, was mar- 
ried April 14 to William Joseph Yar- 
brough. 

Ann Lane Newell Whatley and Bob 
were in their new house for Christmas — 
81 Puritan Ave., Forest Hills 75, N. Y. 
Kay Meyer Mauchel and Bob are also in 
a new house at 424 Belden Hill Rd., Wil- 
ton, Conn. 

Other new addresses for you — Gertrude 
Anderson Molster, 4700 Berkeley Terrace, 
Washington, D. C. ; Charlotte Conway 
Curran, 1 E. 87th St., New York 28, N. Y.; 
Elinore Gibbs Brueckner, 1085 Santa 
Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, Cal. ; Gladys 
Snyder Weiland, Rt. 6, Gettysburg, Pa. ; 
Susan Jelley Dunbar, 196 E. 75th St., New 
York 21, N. Y.; Lillian Lee Wood, Moun- 
tain House, Caux Vaud, Switzerland. 

Kitty Leadbeater Bloomer sent me a let- 
ter that she received from Elinore Gibbs 
Brueckner. Elinore, who was widowed 
three years ago, has four children, two 
of whom are still in college, one in her 
fourth year of nursing at Stanford, and th.- 
youngest a sophomore at Whittier. 

Muggsie Nelms Locke and Joe had 
their usual gay time with Nan Locke Rosa 
'53 in Montgomery. Muggsie says that 
her Knitting Knook is still going strong, 
and even interfered with her golf just be- 
fore Christmas. 

The Sweet Briar gals here in Philadel- 
phia area had a delightful evening in 
March when Martha Jones Betts '35 was 
guest of honor. Martha talked and showed 
slides of India where she had lived for 
twelve years with her surgeon husband 
and three children. 

My son, Fred, and his wife were home 
for Christmas. We were thrilled as we 



hadn't seen them for almost 2 years. My 
youngest. Bill, has won a scholarship to 
the University of Pennsylvania where he 
will go in September. He has also been 
awarded a National Merit Scholarship. 
Needless to say. we are very proud of 
him. 

The gift shop where I worked was sold 
in February so I am now secretary to an 
insurance agent. The work is very interest- 
ing (and involved) but so very different 
from selling. 



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IJoucie Lyon Stedman 
(Mrs. Donald) 
7 Lafayette Rd. 



Colonial Village 
Wayne, Pa. 

Last fall, during a short visit in Atlanta, 
Georgia, I enjoyed a telephone chat with 
Boyce Lokey Martin. Boyce's husband, 
Harold, a "special assignments" editor of 
the Saturday Evening Post, had an enlight- 
ening article in the April 28th issue called 
"Doomsday Merchant on the Far, Far 
Right." Also while in Atlanta, talked to 
Augusta Porter Orr, who was at that pres- 
ent moment snowed under with four visit- 
ing grandchildren. Was unsuccessful in 
reaching both Teresa Atkinson Greenfield 
and Sarah de Saussure Heath all from 
Atlanta. 

At Christmas I received a note from 
Gwen Olcott Writer with news of daughter 
Pam who spent last summer in Europe and 
who is now living in Cambridge and work- 
ing in Boston. Younger daughter, Penny, 
a sophomore at Sweet Briar is living in 
Gray. "Imagine a Soph, in Gray" says 
Gwen. On route to pick up Penny at 
College last June, Gwen stopped by to see 
both Lucy Shirley Otis and Aggie Sproul 
Bush. 

While Don and I were vacationing in 
Florida last winter, we spent a week in 
Mt. Dora. I had a grand reunion with 
Betty McCrady Bardwell, Margaret Talia- 
ferro Battle and Cagey W oodworth Wilkin. 
Taliaferro and husband Dick, who live in 
Melbourne, Fla., were on business in Mt. 
Dora at the same time that Cagey and 
husband John, from Kansas City, were 
playing in an Invitational Golf Tourna- 
ment, not too far away at Mt. Lakes, Fla., 
so Betty arranged a lovely get-to-gether 
dinner party at her very attractive, recent- 
ly opened "Garden Gate Inn." A week 
after we left, Betty flew to Honolulu for a 
two weeks visit with daughter, Beckie, who 
attends Univ. of Hawaii. 

Please send me news and respond to 
Betsy Williams Gilmore's plea for a 100% 
Alumnae contribution from the Class of 
'30. 

C\ "I Jean Ploehn Wernentin 
-\ I (Mrs. Leon) 
*-* - 1 - 223 Forest Road 
Davenport, Iowa 
Although we have no class notes as such 
for you this issue, we know you will be 
distressed to hear of the death of Virginia 
Quintard Bond's son, Edward, Jr. He was 
killed in an auto accident July 1st, soon 
after his graduation this year from Middle- 
bury. 

The Editors. 



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Alumnae Magazine 



O 4~\ Elizabeth Job Joim" 
~\A (Mrs. S. H.) 
*->** 109 Cherry Lane 

Pikeville, Kentucky 

Here are some of the tid-bits from the 
only letter — from Flappy. Virginia 
Bellamy Ruffin's daughter, Suzanne (S.B. 
'61) is working in New York at Van Cleef 
and Arpels' famous French jewelry store. 
She loves it and gets to use her French 
major. Young Peter Ruffin is at the Uni- 
versity of South Carolina. Flappy and her 
husband, T. S. Mandeville, enjoyed a 
Great Lakes cruise last summer. 

Emily Maxivell Littlepage's daughters 
are both married. Carol has two children 
and Ann has one. Emily also has a son, 
Kemp. 

Elizabeth Kelly Hillerich has a daughter. 
Lib hopes she will want to go to S.B. Lib 
Douglass Foote weathered two daughters 
being debutantes and then took a trip to 
Mexico. 

Em Green Kennon's daughter and family 
moved to Florida. Em misses them terribly 
and goes to see them at the slightest ex- 
cuse. 

My own gleanings are few — Kate Scott 
Soles' son, Jeff, is at Dartmouth. Her 
daughter Kathie, a Wisconsin graduate, 
is working in Boston in her major field, 
home ec'. 

Alice Dabney Parker has her first grand- 
daughter, Heyward Rutledge. who enliv- 
ens her and uplifts her morale. She and 
her husband got a big thrill from the new 
Sweet Briar Auditorium. They were pres- 
ent for the dedication. 

Hildegarde Voelker Hardy's daughter. 
Mary, graduates from Mt. Holyoke this 
year. Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa, and 
plans to study in Europe next winter. 

Wasn't that an entrancing family picture 
of Sally Shallenberger Brown and her 
family in the last Alumnae News? I was 
glad to see Mildred Gibbon's face in the 
group of Episcopal Women. It's always 
encouraging to be able to recognize some- 
one after 30 years. Mildred doesn't seem 
to have changed much. I do wish she'd 
write me some class news. 

Speaking of pictures, I have a lovely- 
newspaper photo to bring to reunion of 
the Art Center Renaissance Ball at the 
Louisville, Ky., Country Club. One of the 
charming young hostesses was Caroline 
Nobbe, daughter of Martha Johnson 
Nobbe. Another of the hostesses was Polly 
Brown. Could that be Sally Shallenberger 
Brown's daughter, who is planning to enter 
Sweet Briar next year? 

In the change of address department 
Ann Anthony Hill has moved from Waban 
to Weston, Mass. ; Myrtle Ellen Lowder, 
who has been on our lost list has turned 
up in Miami. Florida. She is Mrs. James 
D. Bush. Elizabeth Merriweather Humph- 
rey has moved from Montgomery, Ala., to 
Dallas, Texas; Marcia Patterson is at 
Hempstead, Long Island. N. Y.; Marian 
Malm Fowler, whose husband is a Marine 
dentist, is now in San Diego, Calif., and 
the correct address for Stuart Groner 
Moreno is Coronado, Calif. 

r) A Bonney McDonald Hatch 
~\lL (Mrs. B. M.I 
*-* J? 321 N. College Ave. 
Muncie, Ind. 
Marjorie Lasar Hurd's daughter, Julie 



Brady, and husband and baby moved to 
St. Louis last summer and of course they 
are all delighted to be living in the same 
town. Lasar and her husband are hoping 
to go to Vero Beach, Fla.. for the month 
of April. 

Henrietta Martin Bartlett and her hus- 
band have spent the last 3 years in Tokyo 
where he was the cultural attache with the 
Embassy there. He was on a leave of 
absence from Dartmouth and so they have 
returned there where he is Prof, of Biog- 
raphy. I got part of this from Henrietta 
and part from Martha Lou Lemmon Stohl- 
man who also writes that she has no real 
news but that they had a beautiful 8" 
snow on Christmas Eve. 

Smut Mayfield Chapman and family were 
in Maine again last summer. Her son, 
George, toured Europe with a friend and 
was in the "Berlin excitement to his great 
pleasure." Santa Claus left a trip to Europe 
this summer in the stockings of the other 
members of the family and so they are hap- 
pily planning for it. 

A foreign exchange student, Marisa 
Silva, from Buenos Aires has come to 
live for a year with Betty Suttle Briscoe, 
her daughter Liz, and her husband. The 
girls are seniors in high school. Betty 
and the girls were on the Sweet Briar 
campus in Dec, and by chance met Miss 
Glass in Charlottesville on their way home. 
Liz has applied to S.B. for next year and 
her sister is now a freshman at Colby 
Jr. College where she enjoyed the winter 
sports. 

Winter sports, concerts, Great Books 
course, Red Cross work, etc., were enjoyed 
by Nan Russell Carter. Her eldest is 
home from 4 years in the Navy, some of 
which time he spent in the Philippines; 
he is now in college at Hamburg, N. Y„ 
where the Carters live. Her second son 
graduated last Jan., and planned to enter 
the service. Sal is awaiting college accep- 
tance and the two youngest are busy keep- 
ing Nan busy. 

Katherine Means Neely and her hus- 
band, Rod, spent a peaceful summer enjoy- 
ing many week-ends at the lake without 
teen-agers, as their daughter, Betsey, was 
visiting relatives in Cal. They are await- 
ing answers to college applications — Sweet 
Briar for Bets and a job with International 
Schools for Kit, who graduated from Bryn 
Mawr in June. 

Bernardine Johnson Foote's husband is 
now head of the Pathology Dept., at 
Memorial Cancer Center. Her daughter, 
Carol, was married in June and is now 
teaching pre-school and her husband is 
working toward his Ph.D., in economics. 
Daughter Emilie has applied to Sweet 
Briar for next year. Son Frank is a high 
school junior and Bernardine is taking 
him to see the U. of Virginia this spring. 
The family spent most of last summer at 
their lodge in the Adirondacks and plan- 
ned to go back for skiing in Feb. 

A card at last from my old roommate. 
Dottie Turno Gardner. Her older daugh- 
ter, Linda, is at the LI. of Arizona while 
Susan is a senior in the Palo Alto high 
school and will go to a Cal. college next 
Sept. Dottie is enjoying her volunteer 
work at the Stanford Hospital where she 
is doing the buying for their gift shop. 
She and her family had a delightful visit 



with Lou Dreyer Bradley and husband who 
came to get their son from Stanford Coach- 
ing Camp last summer and they have plans 
to see each other next summer. 

Bonnie If ood Stookey and her husband 
had a trip to Spain and France last spring. 
He flew home while she came by boat and 
her roommate turned out to be a Sweet 
Briar graduate born the year we entered 
college. The Stookeys spent last summer 
at Cape Cod where their eldest, David, a 
Harvard sophomore, had a job in the box 
office of the Melody Tent. Her high school 
junior suffered a badly fractured leg in 
football last fall and is still on crutches, 
but the 8 year old is bouncing. 

The summer was without children for 
the Dee Hutchinson Howes. Julie a June 
Wellesley graduate, was in Europe and the 
Middle East; Tom was working in Chi- 
cago; Doris in camp in Vermont. The 
Howes spent a week-end with the Stookeys 
and saw Lib Scheuer Maxwell and her 
husband while there. Last fall Dee and 
Spil were running up to Cambridge to see 
Julie who is taking graduate work in educa- 
tion there or to Williams where Tom was 
a senior. 

Lib Scheuer Maxwell's daughter, Liza, 
went to Mt. Holyoke this year. The Max- 
wells spent the summer at Cotuit where the 
Sue Fender Millers visited them. Lib 
went to Council meetings at Sweet Briar 
last fall and while there, went out to 
Julia Sadler de Coligny's farm in Amherst 
for lunch. From Sweet Briar she went 
home with Ruth Myers Pleasants for the 
week-end. 

Julie de Coligny's eldest, a son, was 
married in Syracuse, N. Y., last June. 
Her next, Calvert, Jr., graduated from 
W. & L. and was married last May to a 
Hollins graduate from Lima, Peru, and 
they live in N. Y. City where he is work- 
ing for the First National City Bank. 
Julie resigned her position as Assistant 
Dean at Sweet Briar last June, bought a 
farm in Amherst, and is now in Richmond, 
Va., studying philosophy, psychology, and 
doing some writing. Sbe has just had a 
series of articles addressed to high school 
students on "Your College Decision" 
printed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 
It probably has appeared in some of your 
papers by now but if you have not seen 
it and have any influence with your local 
editors please request it. 

Living in Washington, D. C, and finding 
it exciting is Mary Ann Page Guyol. She 
occasionally sees Martha Green at Ameri- 
can U.. and Marjorie If est field Mackey. 
Mary Ann does public relations for the 
League of Women Voters and finds it 
amazing that she is being paid for some- 
thing she likes so much to do. The league 
is now making plans for their national 
convention which is to be held in Minneap- 
olis in May and Mary Ann hopes any Sweet 
Briarites who are there will look her 
up in the press room. 

Eleanor Alcott Brondey writes that she 
spent last summer worrying about her hus- 
band's mother's health and last fall was in 
Florida, much concerned over her father's 
condition. 

Last summer Ginny Foster Green, her 
husband and son, who is 13 years old, 
went by train to L. A., San Francisco, 
Seattle, Victoria, Yellowstone, and the 



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Tetons, stopping in Portland to visit sister- 
in-law. They were gone a month. This 
fall she worked on a country store hooth 
for her church Christmas Bazaar which 
look in more money than ever before. Now 
she is busy on the Indianapolis Symphony 
maintenance drive. 

Ann Corbitt Little and Lamar, her hus- 
band, had a spring vacation in Nassau and 
Bermuda and then last fall they took a 
three weeks' trip to Italy, Switzerland. 
France, and England. Their oldest girl 
graduated with honors last year from 
Westminster School in Atlanta and is now 
at Wellesley. 

The oldest daughter of Eleanor Cooke 
Esterly is a junior at the U. of Colorado, 
the next is at Pine Manor Jr. College, the 
3rd is a junior in high school, and her boy 
started kindergarten this fall. Last sum- 
mer they all went to Boston and N. Y., 
again, and later were at Lake Tahoe with 
Betty Carter Clark and her husband. 

Connie Burwell White, who is in public 
relations, says that as exciting as her job 
is, the details can't possibly interest the 
alumnae. She and her husband had a fine 
week in Aspen last fall picnicking alter- 
nately in the sun and early snow. 

Reappointed as member of the N. Y. 
State Civil Service Commission by Gov. 
Rockefeller in March of '61 for 6 years 
was Mary G. Krone. She is listed in the 
current issue of Who's Who in the East as 
well as Who's Who in American Women. 
She was chairman of Woman's Day of the 
N. Y. State Fair in Syracuse for the 2nd 
time and traveled from Puerto Rico to 
Denver on speaking assignments during 
the year. 

Ruth Myers Pleasants has a daughter, 
Emily, in Sweet Briar this year and so 
Ruth went back for Parent's Day last Oct. 
Jane Morrison Moore's daughter, Jane, 
rooms across the hall from Emily and visi- 
ted the Pleasants during Christmas for 
Emily's debut dance. Elvira Cochrane 
McMillan's Sweet Briarite is also in Gram- 
mer. Ruth's son, Ed, graduated from 
the U. of North Carolina in June and re- 
ceived his commission in the Navy then. 
The Pleasants had a trip to Honolulu in 
Oct. 

When Marge Thuma Anning took her 
2nd daughter, Syd, to Bennett in Mill- 
brook, N. Y., to enter as a freshman last 
fall she put Princeton on her itinerary in 
order to stop and see Martha Lou Stohl- 
tnan and her family. They had a grand re- 
union. Marge's older girl, Bab, is a junior 
at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. 

Ede Knox Bogaard is busy on the YWCA 
board, the City Planning Commission, and 
is in charge of the Woman's Auxiliary of 
the Episcopal church in Cedar Rapids. 
Her older son is a senior electrical engin- 
eering student at Iowa State where he has 
an all college average of B+. She says 
he certainly doesn't take after her. Ede's 
younger son graduated from high school 
last June and he plans to go to a culinary 
school as he has spent the past 4 summers 
cooking for the Newark. N. J., YMCA 
camp and has loved it. 

We have a philanthropic sorority. Sigma 
Beta Phi. here which for the past 7 years 
has given an award to Muncie's "out- 
standing woman of the year." It was 
presented this January to Joanna Fink 



Meeks. She has been 1st vice-president 
of the local Girl Scout Council for the 
past 6 years, is on the Mental Health 
Board, the Hospital Auxiliary, a den 
mother, teaches 3rd grade at the Presby- 
terian Sunday School, and does play cut- 
tings for various clubs for fun. Jo's 2nd 
daughter, Ann, who is a junior nursing 
student at Vanderbilt U., toured Europe 
last summer the Youth Hostel way and on 
a bicycle. 

Margaret Linebaugh Davis passed away 
Aug. 3, 1960. She is survived by her hus- 
band, a son. Glen, and a daughter, Mary- 
Margaret, who has been enrolled in Sweet 
Briar since she was 4 years old. 

My father had an abdominal operation 
recently and is doing fine, but I have 
written this in such fits and starts that 
I am not positive 1 have the right names 
connected with the proper events. Please 
forgive me if I have you some where you 
weren't. Steve, my son, graduated from 
Cornell last June with a commission in 
the Air Force. He is now stationed in 
Spokane, Washington, in communications. 

<~) ^7 Peggy Minder Davis 
"^ / (Mrs. Paul) 
^-^ * 35 Claremont Avenue 
New York, New York 

Twenty-fifth reunion was the highlight of 
the summer for me. Nineteen of us took 
possession of second floor Grammer and 
enjoyed the reunion activities, both sched- 
uled and otherwise. We missed all of you 
who couldn't attend and had great fun dis- 
cussing your answers to the questionnaires 
and admiring some most attractive photo- 
graphs. 

For our intellectual rejuvenation. Alum- 
nae College offered a most interesting series 
of lectures on "The Traditional Culture of 
India." We found the sessions stimulating 
and the auditorium very impressive. Bab- 
cock is certainly a welcome addition to 
S. B. C. 

It was good to see the Meta Glass dormi- 
tory nearing completion and to learn at 
the Alumnae Association luncheon of the 
marvelous new plans for the growth of 
Sweet Briar. And we of the class of 1937 
were proud of Ellie Snodgrass Park's elec- 
tion to the Board of Overseers. 

At our class meeting, we elected Dot 
Prout Gorsuch to continue as our efficient 
President. May Weston Thompson succeeds 
me as class secretary, to be followed by 
Marie Walker Gregory. A grateful thank 
you is due all of you who answered my 
pleas for news. I'll miss your chatty cards. 

We wish to thank Miss Moller for her 
gracious hospitality. The class picnic at 
her home was the perfect finale to some 
really rare days in June. 



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Marion Brown Zaiser 
( Mrs. Robert A. I 
1248 Monterey Blvd. 
St. Petersburg 4. Fla. 



With the 3 older young'uns at camps last 
summer. Dottie Gipe Clement and John 
trailed an 18-foot sail-boat which John 
manufacturers to the Cape for some wonder- 
ful sailing, and came back through the Adi- 
rondacks. Young Dorothy, 17, went to 
"Seascape" on Cape Cod and came home 



"4 dress sizes smaller and a new sparkle 
in her eyes." Faith, almost 15, went to 
Moss Lake, where her mother had gone 
before her — remember? "As wonderful 
as ever," Gipe says. And John. 11. went 
to Camp Leelanau in Michigan. 

Glad to hear from Kitty King Corbett 
Powell, Houston, that they got through 
Hurricane Carla with just a few uprooted 
trees. Also that Kitty has 2 Kappa 
daughters at the LIniversity of Texas. 

Jane Gray Stevens Scott's Frank. Jr.. 
started in engineering school at Duke in 
the fall. J. G. sees Jackie Strickland 
Dwelle, '35, whose daughter Susan is at 
Sweet Briar now. And J. G., bless her, 
presented a copy of my book to the Jack- 
sonville public library in memory of a 
friend ! 

Kay Hoyt has resumed golf after many 
years and is enjoying it although she says 
her game is terrible. Kay says she would 
like to live in Maine, where she spent 2 
weeks again last summer. 

For a new lease on life, Kay should see 
my golf! I've had the unmitigated gall to 
join the "9-Hole Ladies" who play once 
a week at Sunset Golf Club, though, and 
the "bug has bit me." At Sunset I finally 
met up with Betty Frazier Rinehart, '39, 
who lives only a mile away and is really a 
golfer. Since I got on the subject of me, 
somehow — I'm working hard on Book 
#2, an historical novel. Also teaching 
a Sunday School class for high school 
boys and girls. Had a super Christmas, 
with Robert home from the Air Force 
Academy. When Robert got in to Denver 
one weekend, he talked by phone with 
Ces Jansen Kendrick. 

Another golf bug is Winifred Hagberg 
St. Peter — who "relaxes" by playing 
bridge and bowling. Win won (sic) 2 
bowling trophies in '61 ! "On the side" 
she's taking a course in dress making at 
the San Mateo Junior College. The St. 
Peters' vacation last summer included lots 
of golf at Feather River Inn, then a tour 
north to Mts. Tassus and Shasta, Crater 
Lake and home via the Redwood Highway 
— "very nice but tame after last year's 
European trip." 

Frances Cordes Hoffman saw Dolly 
Nicholson Tate at the SBC Council meet- 
ing, which was most exciting, with the 
new Fine Arts Center's dedication and the 
laying of the cornerstone of the Meta 
Glass dorm. Fritz says all our friends' 
children who are now Briarites are a real 
credit to their mamas. Last summer 
Fritz went to Cincy, stayed with Dottie 
Selbert Smith, and saw Billie Heizer 
Hickenlooper's Livy make her debut. "A 
lovely party, a darling deb, and fun to see 
a lot of very good friends including Lloyd 
Lanier Elliott," Fritz writes. 

From Cincinnati, too, comes a card from 
Betty Dail Wilson, who hopes to get to 
Florida this winter. I hope so too! With 
their only child, son Dail, a freshman at 
Centre College in Danville, Ky., our Dail 
has been traveling some with Bob. They 
spent 4 days in Denver, where they had a 
wonderful reunion — after 20 years! — 
with Ces. 

Helen Hays Crowley's Carol, spending 
her Junior Year under the N.Y.U. plan 
at the University of Madrid, was listed on 
the Dean's List in the SBC November 



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These daughters of Sweet Briar alumnae spent the summer at Camp Glenlaurel. Front 
Row: Page Murrell I Jane Goolrick, '40), Mary Page Johns and Elizabeth Johns (Elizabeth 
Newell, '47), Louise Bush (Ouija Adams, '43). 2nd row: Jane Shinberger (Liza Guigon, 
29), Laura Newton (Margaret Preston, '42). Judy Tremain (Betsy Gilmer, '42), Jeanette 
Bush (Ouija Adams), Cabell Zimmerman (Ann Cabell Walters, '47), Libby Williams 
(Virginia Eady, '38). 3rd row: Paula Dickey (Margaret Stuart Wilson, '41), Louise Willett 
(Fayette McDowell, '43 "Nonie" Arnold (Norma Bradley, '44), Meredith Mill (Edwine 
Schmid, '38), Mary Roebling (niece of Gertrude Prior, '29). 



Newsletter issue! With son Jim in col- 
lege too — a freshman at Miami University, 
Oxford, 0. — Helen was planning, last fall, 
to attend night school and start brushing 
up on languages: "Spanish first and, 
eventually, pick up all three"! Helen 
definitely plans to be at the Briar Patch 
for Carol's graduation and her own 25th 
in '63. 

Let's all start laying our plans to be 
there too! 

Mary Jemison Cobb Hulse tacked a note 
on the end of her "Fund Agent's memo" 
in October, saying she was at Sweet Briar 
for Parent's Day and it was wonderful 
to see all the grand improvements. (Don't 
let's forget, it's our contributions that 
make the improvements possible! I Having 
just breakfasted at the Boxwood, Cobbie 
was heading for Ponte Vedra and then 
Birmingham. 

It's official: Marion Fuller Kellogg's 
daughter. Anne Valleau, was wed to Lt. 
Robert Stephen Rawlings, USAF, at Wil- 
liams Air Force Base, Arizona, on Sep- 
tember 8th. 

Mary Brown-Serman Walke and Stephen 
have a new address: 1763 P Street, N. W., 
Washington 6, D. C. 

A f\ Clara MacRae Causey 
ZLI I (Mrs. B. D., Jr.) 

A v/ 645 S. Main St. 
Geneva, N. Y. 
A letter from our hard-working doctor, 
Helen Taylor, reports that she has moved 
into a new office in Norfolk and has a 
working arrangement with a fellow obste- 
trician whereby they share a suite but run 
separate practices and take calls for each 
other when one of them goes out of town. 
Helen enjoys the view of the Norfolk 
harbor which she gets from her new con- 
sulting study. 

Imagine my surprise when I found that 



a new school friend of my oldest daughter 
was the niece of both Margaret Caperton 
Ranken and Mary Frances Barnhardt Cal- 
der. Peggy's sister married M. F.'s brother, 
and their joint niece. Kathy. reminds me 
of both of our classmates. I was pleased 
to have Kathy among the students I talked 
to about Sweet Briar at the College Night 
at our local high school. Since the death 
of her husband, Mary Frances is staying 
on in Concord, N. C. and has opened a 
small consignment shop. She has a son at 
Harvard and a daughter at St. Timothy's 
and one child still at home. 

Beth Thomas Mason reports that her 
oldest daughter, Laura Beth, is a student 
at Wells College in Aurora, N. Y. and that 
Anne, her second daughter, has been ac- 
cepted on early decision at Sweet Briar for 
September, 1962. 

Ethel James Milburn with her British 




Mildred Moon Montague, '40, recently elect- 
ed Chattanooga's "Woman of the Year." 



husband, Kenneth, and two lovely daugh- 
ters visited Washington and New York this 
winter on their way from Hong Kong to 
England for home leave. Ken is with the 
Marine Department of the British govern- 
ment in Hong Kong. The Milhurns have 
been renting a delightful country house in 
Bognor Regis, Sussex and will be there 
until the end of July, when they fly back 
to Hong Kong for another three-year tour. 

Connie Chalkley Kittler's daughter, 
Winkie, has just completed her freshman 
year at Smith. Connie is taking mathema- 
tics at American University in Washington 
and confesses she finds it tough going. 

Two reports of recent moves: Nancy 
Haskins Elliott has moved from Altadena 
to Pasadena, Calif., and Rosemary Bjorge 
Johnson, whose husband is a Navy captain, 
is now living in Bethesda. Md. 

This is my last letter as Class Secretary. 
I am resigning because of a move we are 
going to make which will take me so far 
off the beaten track and keep me so busy 
that I'm sure I would never have any 
news. My husband has accepted the posi- 
tion of Provost of Hobart and William 
Smith Colleges in Geneva, N. Y., and we 
will be moving there late in June. After 
seventeen years of government service and 
suburban living, it will be quite a change 
to move to a small, academic community. 
A huge Victorian house overlooking Lake 
Seneca goes with the job; at last we will 
have plenty of room for our large family! 

I have written to our present Class Pres- 
ident. Betty Frantz Roberts, in Lynchburg 
to tell her of my resignation. I hope some- 
one will agree to help her by taking on 
the job of Class Secretary. Before closing 
I want to acknowledge mv debt of gratitude 
to Connie Chalkley Kittler, who modestly 
and anonymously his helped me immeas- 
urably with each edition of Class Notes. 

/% "| Helen Watson Hill 
i-\\ I (Mrs. George D.) 
L 416 Oakridge Dr. 
Rochester 17. N. Y. 

This will have to be a short newsletter, 
for I had only three responses to my hur- 
ried pleas for news this time. 

Thanks to Margaret Stuart Wilson Dickey 
who understood my urgency only too well. 
Their daughter Genie has them bursting 
with pride — she made the highest average 
in the Freshman class, and was one of 8 
to receive Freshman honors! Isn't that 
something to be thrilled about! She said 
they missed seeing Emory Hill Rex at 
Parent's Day. for Emory was busy shuttling 
between SBC and W&L. with a freshman 
at each college. You'll all be interested 
to hear that Helen Gwinn Wallace's daugh- 
ter. Sally, has been accepted at Sweet Briar 
under the Early Decision plan, and will be 
a freshman in the fall. 

In April the Dickeys had a surprise visit 
from Pat Sorenson Ackard and husband 
Bill who were driving through on their 
way to Florida. As Margaret Stuart says, 
"We just never get to see SBC friends, 
so it was a real treat for us." 

Thanks to Decca Gilmer Frackelton for 
her letter. In March she and Robert went 
to New York for the International Flower 
Show, and Mary Scully Olney came in from 
Wilton to see the show with them. Mary 
and Jim and their children were also plan- 



October 1962 



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tiing to go to the Apple Blossom Festival 
in May. llebo Chichester Hull and her 
children were back home at Easter time 
to visit, and Decca writes, "It was fun 
seeing them. Her youngest and mine are 
just a few weeks apart in age." 

Joan Myers Cole is looking forward to 
seeing some SB gals the end of June when 
she goes to her high school 25th reunion. 

Friends of ours enjoyed meeting Libby 
Lancaster Washburn at W&L reunion early 
in May. Guess that's all the news that 
has come my way this time. Have a good 
summer, and store up news to send me for 
the fall issue! 

A C\ Jeanne Sawyer Facgi 
l\\A <Mrs. J. S.) 
J "^ J 15 Sudbury Road 
Concord, Mass. 

Besides the fact that life is treating 
Betsy Gilmer Tremain. Mike and their 
three daughters well (Lyn 16, Ann 14, 
Judy 111, her big news (also joyfully re- 
ported by Eugenia Burnett Affel and Mary 
Alice Bennett Dorrance) is the marriage 
of Betty Hanger Jones to R. Schuyler 
Lippincott on Nov. 4th. They are currently 
living in Betty's house practically across 
the street from "Eugie" while they look 
for larger quarters. Lovely long note from 
"Eugie" whose jour boys are thriving (#4 
Lee Burnett arrived Feb. 5) . She will be 
at reunion as will Ann Hauslein Potterfield 
roommating once again with Betsy. 

Equally big news is Virginia Moomaw 
Hall's new son, Thomas, born in August. 
"Gege" says he has "Betty 12 and Billy 
10 trained to come at every call" and that 
she and "Stoney" ( Mary Stone Moore 
Rutherford) expect to 20th together. 

Reuning also will be Sudie Clark Hanger 
who shares honors for a daughter in the 
freshman class with Alice Williams Mighell 
and Virginia McGuire Brent. All three 
proud mothers were at Parents' Day in 
October, because of which Alice says she 
may not be able to make reunion — three 
other reasons, a boy 15 and two girls 10 
and 9. 

Frances Boynton Drake writes "Alice 
(Sweney Weed) and I are going to try 
for reunion. Our oldest is a freshman at 
Williams and it looks as though we may 
have a Sweet Briarite coming up." 

Other reuners: Ann Morrison Reams 
(who visited recently with Betty Blackmer 
Childs '43 and daughter, also a fresh- 
man at SBC), and Eloise English Davies. 
Eloise is in Chevy Chase while Tom at- 
tends the National War College but they 
move again in June. Last fall she received 
an Order of the Coif award from Villanova 
LIniv. Law School. Daphne Withington 
Adams is still in Rye, Dana in 5th grade 
and Faith in 3rd. Big'est event in the past 
year was a family trip aboard the Ocean 
Monarch to Bermuda and Nassau during 
spring vacation. Summer spent camping on 
Lake Champlain with assorted side treks 
to Canada. Additions to family: 8 poultry 
— 3 Brahmas and 5 white capped black 
Polish hens. Results so far: 2 eggs a day. 

Also in the "have kids will travel" dept. 
Dorothy Myers Morehead. She and "Moose" 
had a wonderful escape to Hawaii in Octo- 
ber where he snoke at a medical meeting. 
This summer she plans to join him on a 
junket to Zurich for another Pathology 



Conference with three little ones, ages 6 
to 13. She and Elsie Diggs Orr get to- 
gether frequently for golf. Ann Kremers 
Currie is taking daughter "Arab" to Eng- 
land and France during spring holidays; 
thereafter she and John will follow the 
sun to Spain and Italy. 

Lucy Case Wendelken chirps gaily from 
Wichita that son Larry (six feet two) is 
in radar school for the Navy and Heather 
swimming her way through all the meets. 
"Army" works for the Wichita Symphony 
and Episcopal Church. 

Candidates for busiest 42er: Elizabeth 
Duffield Fajans is in her third year of the 
ski lodge business in Vermont. They moved 
to the mountains for peace and quiet to 
no avail. "Am still chief chef and Wayne 
is chief everything else. Our five children 
keep us stepping." She's planning to add 
a swimming pool and tennis courts this 
summer ( all N. E. vacationers take note ) . 
Spare moments are spent engraving plastic 
signs, church and school jobs, being PTA 
prexy and starting a kindergarten. Attend- 
ing her 20th at Wheelock so can't make 
SBC. 

Margaret Leonard Baker's daughter, 
Campbell, graduates from the Bryn Mawr 
School in Baltimore and will be busy with 
deb plans around reunion time, not to 
mention husband Bill's 25th at Colgate. 

Xmas cards from Virginia Beasley Holzer 
"happily older," Cynthia Abbott Botsford 
and Catherine Coleman. "Kippy" (an in- 
spiration to as yet undecided reuners), our 
august headmistress of the Hannah More 
Academy, hopes to get to reunion in spite 
of the fact that "on the morning of SB's 
commencement, I shall be giving Harriette 
Gordon Lowman's daughter and 28 others 
their diplomas. Did you know that the 
Lowman's had another little boy this fall? 
All HMA awaited the arrival breathlessly." 
Last summer "Kippy" studied at Yale In- 
stitute of Religion. She saw Alice McBee 
('41) at the meeting of the Council of the 
NAPSO and the Headmistresses of the 
East. Jane Taylor Lowell is now settled 
in her own home on the fringes of Purdue 
Univ. Their travel trailer takes them on 
weekend trips to state parks and last sum- 
mer to Michigan for a week of camping. 
Rest of the summer was spent at Culver 
Military Academy where Bob was professor 



of Naval Science for the Culver Summer 
Naval School. Most unusual way to break 
a leg dept : Jane was playfully charged by 
her 81 lb. Boxer dog and ensuing fall 
landed her in a cast. This did not ap- 
parently slow her up if the long and varied 
list of activities is any criterion. Children 
Bobby, Susie and Joan equally busy. 

Virginia Thayer Boothby writes from 
California hopeful of a trip to N. E. this 
spring via England! Son John is a real 
pro on the banjo and guitar performing 
with his "combo" at teenage functions. 
Daughter "Joss" is on her way to college, 
probably Univ. of Oregon. 

Moves: new house, same town — Harriette 
Gordon Lowman, Vive Walker Montgomery, 
Carolyn Monteith Clarke. Mimi Galloway 
Duncan from Minn, to N. Y. C. ; Dorothy 
Malone Yates from Greenwich to Atlanta; 
Nancy Gilbert Howland from the Bahamas 
to N. Y. C. 

Fireside chat from me and my roomies, 
Betsy Chamberlain Burchard, Laura Graves 
Howell and Sally Walke Rogers. I'm lov- 
ing the real estate biz in Concord, Johnny 
played varsity football at Andover last fall 
and Cindy's pre-teenaging like mad. 

Betsy is also real estating in New York 
City. She and Peter journeyed south last 
spring, reuned with Laura in Lynchburg 
and visited SBC en route to S. C. where 
Peter was doing research for a new book 
based on Betsy's grandfather's experiences 
in the Civil War. His last book (Jed, 
Coward-McCann) is in its 4th printing. 

Laura will be on deck for the 20th and 
writes that Ruth Jacquo'r Tempest had a 
story published last summer in Saturday 
Evening Post complete with picture and 
write up. (Rut has moved from Guam to 
Bellevue, Nebraska where they bought a 
large air-conditioned house. ) 

"Si" is currently holding daughter Deb- 
bie's hand until she hears which college 
will accept her. Saw Mary Wheat Crowell 
and Laura last fall, and Charles Lindsay 
Martin now and then. Deb's graduation 
will conflict with reunion. "Si" says she's 
been going at a dead run since her return 
from Europe last spring. Biggest news is 
her enrollment at Pitt Graduate School 
toward eventual guidance counselor work. 

Ruthie Hensley Camblos reporting "all 




Enjoying a Sweet Briar reunion at Junior League Conference are, left to right, Marjorie 
Christian Schley, '46; Elaine Johnson Edwards, '46; Margaret Preston Newton, '42; Shirley 
Rankin Dumesnil, '53; Gene Kennedy Rose, '50; Margaret Murchison Corse. '50; Helen 
Pender Withers, '48; Edith Page Gill Breakell, '45; Mary Boyd Ronald, '52. Also present 
were Mary Lou lllges Brown, '50; Rosemary Harwell Van Vleet, '45. 



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quiet in the mountains except for a 
new surge of interest in the Repub- 
lican Party" which she and Josh are help- 
ing along. Lucy Call Dabney busily grad- 
uating young Todd from St. Christopher's 
and anticipating his entrance at Washing- 
ton and Lee in the fall. Diana Greene 
Helfrich nothing daunted by Daniel Dean's 
Inauguration Day arrival directed "Harvey" 
in the March production of her Little 
Theatre outfit. Hope goes to college in the 
fall, David in 7th and Mike in 2nd. Mary 
Wheat Crowell with her garden still in the 
Charlottesville limelight and her sense of 
humor, "I'm busy circulating a petition 
to free dogs in Charlottesville. That's the 
extent of my civic activities. Sally Jackson 
Meade is behind it all." 

Wish I could have made reunion but 
just couldn't. Johnny was returning from 
Andover at that witching moment and be- 
tween juggling footlockers and the last 
gasp of the spring real estate boom season, 
no such luck. Likewise, Gloria Sanderson 
Sartor who was being elected president of 
the Jr. League in Shreveport. Cynthia 
Abbott Botsford in Colorado Springs at- 
tending Peter's graduation from Fountain 
Valley School and preparing daughter 
Kathy to enter Dobbs. Barbara Ripley Fur- 
niss next door in Wyoming on vacation 
with girls 10 and 8. Sally Walke Rogers 
at Debbie's graduation, choice of college 
Hobart-William Smith. 

Here and there: Virginia Thayer Boothby 
went with John on an enviable spring 
business trip spending a couple of weeks 
on the Continent and a month in Scotland 
and Fngland. Her old ex-roomy Mary El- 
len Thompson Beach, writes from Madison. 
Wise, of their reunion in San Francisco 
(61). "Tommy's" boys are 15 and 13, 
gals 11 and 4. Polly Peyton Turner's Syd- 
ney is off to SBC in the fall and Marg 
to Hollins. They moved in June to the 
Norfolk area where Carol is to command 
a division of destroyers. Summer will be 
spent in a new home at Sandbridge Beach, 
one of the few ocean front houses to 
survive the big spring storm. Polly com- 
pleted the elementary certificate require- 
ments and has been teaching 2nd grade. 

Olivia Grumpier Nolting (and this re- 
ported bv several of the faithful sleuths) 
has finally turned up in Saigon, her hus- 
band Fritz as our ambassador to South 
Vietnam, this preceded by a wonderful tour 
of Paris. She has two daughters at Wel- 
lesley and two at Les Oiseaux, the French 
School in Saigon. 

Catching up: with Jean Hedley Currie 
who loves Fort Lauderdale. Candy 13. 
Doug 11 and Glenn 9. Her traveling hubby 
is export manager for his company and 
stepson, Jim. (20) is stationed in Hawaii. 
Mary Stone Moore Rutherford reuned with 
Frances Caldwell Harris and Margaret 
Preston Newton in Dallas where husbands 
attended National Association of Insurance 
Agents as prexies of Virginia, Louisville 
and Florida associations respectively. Polly 
Chilton Phillips came from Ft. Worth for 
lunch. And from there Jean went to the 
Richmond Assembly Dance for more reun- 
in^ with Margaret Gearing Wickham (and 
Henry T.) whom we see often. Julian has 
been in the Legislature for 14 years re- 
presenting Roanoke City in the House of 



Delegates but he went the way of most 
politicians last fall and was defeated. 
More time, however, for their farm in 
Craig, recently acquired, "where I go and 
take out my easel and the girls ride their 
horses." Missed Grace Lanier Brewer tour- 
ing colleges with her two daughters. Grace 
took her namesake, 16, and Betty. 13, to 
SBC last summer and confessed lump-in- 
the-throat nostalgia. 

Mary Ruth Pierson Fischer filled her 
postcard with domesticity, three little girls 
4, 7, 8, and claimed nothing startling ex- 
cept a hamster, a Siamese cat. a Mynah 
bird and a Great Dane. ( Makes our four 
new kittens, Eenie, Meenie, Miney and 
Moe seem terrible ordinary.) 

Short hops: Katherine Coggins Clark a 
new old house in Pasadena. Charles Lind- 
say Martin new house, same town. Edna 
Syska Peltier from Kelly Air Force Base 
to San Antonio. And Mary Alice Bennett 
Dorrance from Gladwyne to Haverford, Pa. 

And Orchids: to Betsy Gilmer Tremain, 
our stellar Reunion Chairman and custo- 
dian of the Scrapbook. 

And Forgetmenots for these five fun 
years reuning thrice yearly with you-all if 
only via postcard. Keep them coming in 
to my successor so that even though I 
missed you at our 20th, I can see you in 
print. Blessings. 

A *~) Louise Woodruff Angst 
ZX S ( Mrs. John E.) 
-*- *-"' 135 Melrose Avenue 
Kenilworth, Illinois 

Three children and three broken bones 
in three weeks time has kept us busy. 
Weezy's broken leg due to an ice skating 
accident was the worst but she flies around 
on crutches now. Chuck's really was the 
worst — at least the reason. He tried to 
jump across his bed and missed. This re- 
sulted in a broken arm. 

Fay Martin Chandler and Al went to 
Puerto Rico to see her sister. 

Brooks Barnes planned a vacation in 
April to Jamaica. She dined recently with 
Judy Snoiv Benoit who was in Boston with 
her oldest child, who has asthma. Brooks 
said she hasn't changed at all and you 
would never know she had seven children. 
They had fun reminiscing. 

Johnny and I have done a lot of curling 
again and plan a trip to Schenectady for 
more of same. 

I know you will all be saddened to 
know that Ouija Adams Bush lost her 
mother last fall. Most of us knew her, 
and I know join in sending Ouija our 
sympathy. 



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Gene Patton MacMannis 
(Mrs. D. R.) 
68 Holly Place 
Larchmont, New York 




Lucile Christmas Brewster wrote last 
Fall that Bill was made President of the 
United Shoe Machinery Corporation in 
Boston. In connection with his company 
they were planning to be in South America 
and Mexico for six weeks at the beginning 
of this year, and she had to undertake a 
crash program to learn enough Spanish to 
deal with taxi drivers and to shop. 



Pretty Gay MacMannis, daughter of Gene 
Patton MacMannis, '44, is the class baby 



Helen Cantey Woodbridge reports that 
she and Louise Smith Norton had such fun 
on their trip to Sweet Briar in October. 
"The new auditorium is beautiful — the art 
and music majors are so lucky — the facil- 
ities are fantastic." 

Mary White Hollander's card surprised 
me with a California postmark, and she 
wrote, "We are now natives of the San 
Francisco area and look down our noses 
at the unfortunate citizens of Los Angeles 
as though we had lived here all our lives. 
We adore the area, the climate and the 
people, and we were so lucky to be able 
to rent a beautiful big house located on 
one of the old estates. We are quite near 
Stanford University so maybe I'll get 
around to some intellectual pursuits when 
we are a bit more settled." 

Another ecstatic letter from Beverly 
Holleman Richard says they are still on 
Okinawa, and feel as though it's a pro- 
longed vacation. After winning a couple, 
of golf tournaments, she's now taking 
lessons in Hawaiian dancing! She and 
Henry located Nancy Christian Lockwood 
and Hank in Manila. "Hank has a finger 
in many pies and has been most successful 
— they have a large home in a very ex- 
clusive section, servants galore and travel 
extensively. They took the whole family 
to Europe for six months and were plan- 
ning a tour of Southeast Asia and Australia. 
They have four boys and are very happy 
to be back in the Philippines." About 
herself, Beverly says, "When vacation start- 
ed in June, we flew to Japan and spent 
ten days seeing everything we could. We 
stayed in Japanese hotels where we slept 
on futons on the floor, ate our meals sitting 
on the floor at a low table, and even bathed 
in the communal bathtub!" 

Barbara Lindsey Lang sent a very clever 
mimeographed Christmas letter which 1 
shall quote in part. "Trying to get a 
picture for the Christmas card, Barbara, 
with a masterful batch of organization, 
managed to get all four with fresh hair- 
cuts, clean clothes, and in the same city 
for sitting on December 1st." (Jim now 
heads up RCA midwest microwave sales 
operations, and was shuttling back and 
forth between Pasadena and points east. 
They were to move to 1160 Oakley Ave., 
Winnetka. Illinois in January.) "Barbara, 
with a miserable botch of disorganization. 



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managed to drive herself and Lindsey into 
a parked car on November 30. It was not 
so planned, but they did get all Pasadena 
tax money back in a few short minutes: 
fire trucks, squad cars and motorcycles; 
and an ambulance ride, sirens screaming, 
down Pasadena's most car - pool - used 
thoroughfare at school dismissal time. Poor 
little Lindsey had concussion, a broken 
shoulder and broken ankle (all healing 
well). Lucky old Barbara has over $100 
worth of x-rays to prove what many have 
long suspected: she is soft-headed and 
hard-nosed. And. although the light touch 
has been given this account, the Langs are 
all deeply thankful. They know not why 
they have been spared in an accident that 
should have taken two lives, but that is 
the Mystery that began with the first 
Christmas." 

It occurs to me that many of you may 
be celebrating THE BIG BIRTHDAY this 
year, as I am. Life begins! Happy Birth- 
day! 

In case you doubt the swift passage of 
time, I call to your attention the class 
"baby," Gay, who will be 17 in June. 

A C" Julia Mills Jacobsen 
/ 1 1 ^\ (Mrs. Lawrence) 

J?*-* 4416 Edmunds St., N.W. 

Washington, D. C. 
Jane Lesh was married in the spring to 
George Gould. George is an engineer with 
the Government and they live in Washing- 
ton. Martha Holton and Don Glesser have 
moved to Birmingham, Mich, where Don is 
Branch Manager for the Kimble Glass Co. 
— a division of Owens-Illinois Glass. In 
the catching up department — Tish Price 
Meyers had her SBC spirit rekindled after 
a visit there with her ten year old daughter. 
Tish went to Cornell after leaving SBC 
and graduated from there. The Meyers 
and their two children still live in Bald- 
winsville, N. Y. Gail Kennedy Bryant has 
moved to Rhode Island but I can't decipher 
the street name. I saved a Christmas card 
with a photo of Jinx Cans Brown's five 
cute children. If it can't go in the News 
it will go in our scrap book. By the way, 
please keep me posted with scrap book 
material. Lovah Willcox Gearhart was at 
a conference with her husband and sent 
a photo of all the SBC people attending. 
Harriet Hazen and Clyde Schmoeller have 
taken to camping vacations with their chil- 
dren. Last year they did the west. Bea 
Dingwell Loos, '46, and family met the 
Schmoellers in the Appalachians on the 
Skyline Drive "covering the East." We 
missed them when they came to Washing- 
ton because we were at the beach — still 
repairing from the fantastic storm which 
turned the Atlantic beaches into a Disaster 
Area. Our pioneer spirit got the best of 
us and we bought two more houses before 
we cleaned up the first one. My sixteen 
year old son turned carpenter-painter and 
we remodeled one house on our vacation. 
Mary, my thirteen year old daughter, saved 
her money and went to Texas to loaf with 
Ann Gladney Gibson and her family. Don't 
send your daughters to them. Bill Gibson 
serves them their orange juice in bed every 
morning! Small world department — Meesie 
DeButts Page was waiting for the same 
plane Mary returned on. Meesie and 
George were in Upperville this summer for 



their annual visit with her family. They 
still live in Austin with their two children. 
I have been corresponding with Zu, our 
fund agent, and a couple of other class- 
mates to see what we could do to plan 
some class fund that might grow to a size- 
able amount by our 25th Reunion. Sugges- 
tions are wanted. 

I shall never quit this job as long as 
so many of you write. I love it and have 
saved every card, letter, and photo for the 
scrap book. 

A r^ Catharine Fitzcerald Booker 
Z_L / (Mrs. Lewis) 
-*- * 1801 Shafor Boulevard 
Dayton 19, Ohio 

From Alabama, Pennsylvania, Virginia, 
Maryland, Ohio, North and South Carolina, 
Georgia, W. Virginia. Delaware, and Colo- 
rado (Janet Amilon Wagner flew in from 
Denver) , 26 of our class returned to Sweet 
Briar in June for our 15th reunion. 

The class of '47 was outnumbered only 
by the class of '52 with their 29 alumnae. 

We were on 2nd floor Reid: Janet Amilon 
Wagner. Eleanor Bosworth Shannon, Anne 
Brinson Nelson, Judy Burnett Halsey, 
Nancy Cojer Stacey, Ann Colston Leonard, 
Eleanor Crumrine Stewart, Aimee Des 
Pland Gibbons. Jane-Arthur Et'heridge 
Hamlin. Kay Fitzgerald Booker, Barbara 
Golden Pound, Nan Hart Stone, Pat Has- 
sler Schuber. Julia Holt Coyle. Joan Mc- 
Coy Edmonds, Mary McDuffie Redmond. 
Mary Stuart McGuire Gilliam, Sara Mc- 
Mullen Lindsey, Elizabeth Ripley Davey, 
Saravette Royster Trotter. Martha Smith 
Smith, Maria Tucker Bowerfind, Sue Van 
Cleve Riehl. Kay Weisiger Osborne, Evelyn 
W hite Spearman, Isabel Zulick Rhoads. 
Jean Old couldn't keep her reservation at 
the last minute: the stock market held 
her in Norfolk. 

Visiting in Reid and pouring over the 
scrapbook Sammy had made, we all won- 



dered how we managed four years of noisy, 
community living. One of our class said 
quite seriously. "I really do think each 
student should have a private bath." Such 
luxury has not yet come to SBC; however, 
the Meta Glass dorm (behind Reid) will 
have sun deck, elevator, and piped-in music. 

Reunion highlights were alumnae lunch- 
eon, faculty open houses, punch party on 
Dew terrace, President Pannell's luncheon 
in Boxwood gardens, our class picnic, and 
Alumnae College. These lectures (one for 
example, The Influence of India on the 
Transcendentalists) we all agreed were a 
far cry from the usual dishes-and-diaper 
routine so common to all of us. 

We elected Judy Burnett Halsey class 
president; Liz Ripley Davey, fund agent: 
Isabel Zulick Rhoads, secretary. Zu will 
write Class Notes for three years following 
two years of my Notes. 

Recent class news: Margaret Ellen White 
Van Buren writes in May, "We've been in 
Holland since March . . . have bought a 
house in Naarden-Bussum, about 25 min. 
drive east of Amsterdam. Katrina is in 
a Dutch language school and already reads 
in Dutch. She will attend a Montessori 
school. We are amazed at the fluency in 
four or five languages of all well-educated 
Dutch. Before coming to Holland, we were 
in Summit, N. J., there saw Sash Hudgins 
Rice. Our little girls were in the same 
second grade . . . Here in Amsterdam we 
see Beth Jansma Gorter and her husband, 
a neurologist. They have a boy, 4, and a 
girl, 3. We hope to see much more of 
each other." 

Also in Europe now is Natalie Hall 
Chisholm and Dan and their children: 
Jeffrey, 13; Natalie, 11; Leslie, 3: Brian, 
2. "We are renting our house (in Pa.) and 
all six of us are off to Portugal June 3rd! 
Dan and I were there years ago and have 
been waiting and planning ever since to 
get back," Nat writes in May. 




The Tom A. Finch family, suitably costumed for a ride in a 1909 Olds, includes Meredith 
Slane Finch, '47; Tom. who is cranking; then left to right — David, 7; Austin, 11; Sandy, 
6; and in front — Jack, 10. 



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Barbara Golden Pound and Mary Mc- 
Duffie Redmond drove to reunion from 
Columbus. Ga. Mary and her husband, 
Lee, an attorney, have four children: Lee 
III, 9; Frances, 6; James, 5; Lucile, 2. 
This year Mary is Jr. League Public Affairs 
chairman and PTA program chairman. 

Barb and Murphey Pound, an architect, 
have three boys: Garry, 7; Ted, 5; Jim, 4. 
Barb told us at reunion she's teaching 
art and painting, redoing furniture, en- 
joying study groups. 

Near Barb in Columbus lives Virginia 
lllges Norman and Francis and their three: 
Alex, 11; Betsy, 8; Dickie, 3. Betty Golden 
Tyler and Ben, Columbus, Ga.. have three 
girls and a boy: Barbara. 15. just com- 
pleted her first year at St. Catherine's; 
Ginny, 13; Cynthia, 10; Davis, 8. 

Joan McCoy Edmonds and Evie White 
Spearman came from Birmingham to re- 
union, stopping in Charlottesville to see 
Eleanor Bosworth Shannon and also Maria 
Tucker Bowerfind and Liz Ripley Davey. 
both of whom had driven from Cleveland 
with their husbands. 

Evie White Spearman and Alan have 
four children: Alan III. 2%; Lyn. 10: 
Waddy, 12; Leslie. 14, who is in the same 
school class with Marv Ratliff, daughter 
of Shirley Gunter Ratliff in Birmingham. 
Evie's busy, she writes, decorating and sel- 
ling houses and keeping books for Alan's 
building companies. 

From Tuscaloosa. Ala., Cecil Butler Wil- 
liams writes in Mav, "Our son. Ford, is 9 
and goes to camp this summer. Turner is 
5 and a lively soul, and the baby. Eliza- 
beth Cecil, is 1 and I can't imagine why 
I ever thouiht I was busy before . . . Since 
my postgraduate course as a congressman's 
secretary, I do have an abiding interest in 
politics and it does keep me busy being 
both a Democrat and 'Republican.'" Cecil's 
husband. Ernest, is exec, vice pres.. Gulf 
States Paper Corp. 

Mary Lib Vick Thornhill and "Scoop." 
Austin, Tex., announce the arrival of a 
son, Gabriel Felder IV, born in May, '62. 
In a spring letter. Mary Lib says, "Since 
SBC days and after teaching school two 
years, I started paintim professionally. 
Studied at U. of Houston- at the Houston 
Museum School in Spain one heavenly 
summer and a year at Harvard and at the 
Boston Museum School. Have been doing 
portraits since '54 . . . Am Dres. this year 
of Laguna Art Museum. Scoop is a security 
broker . . . Nancy Scurrv is in Berkeley. 
Calif., working on her Master's in Chris- 
tian Education . . . Martha Anne Francis 
Brown (Mopsy) is in Houston, has two 
darling children; David, 11, and Louise, 5. 
She's Treas. of Jr. Leaeue this year." 

Sue Fitzgerald Van Home hears that Lee 
Grogan Crane, Ft. Worth, now has her 
Master's degree and is on the faculty at 
TCLI. Lee and Meade have two girls, Lee, 
12. and Allen, 10; also a boy. Meade, 6%. 

Sue Van Home and Bill have two sons. 
Tom and Bill, 7 and 10. Sue is teaching 
piano, working on the committee for the 
Columbus Symphonv. and is alumna rep- 
resentative for the Columbus, Ohio region. 

Martha Smith Smith was bulb chairman 
this year for the Cincinnati Sweet Briar 



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Augusta, Susanna and Grace, three year old triplet daughters of Mary Elizabeth Barbour 
Beggs, '48, enjoy Sweet Briar daffodils. Photo credit to The Washington Star 



Club, also attended the Alumnae Council 
meetings at Sweet Briar, as did Sara Mc- 
Mul/en Lindsey, Alexandria, Va. 

From Cincinnati comes word of Ann 
Marshall Whitley. Her mother says that 
Anne and Jesse (Ass't. military attache at 
the Embassy in Vienna) "are having a 
delightful experience. She has a 28-room 
villa (and much help!), entertains a lot, 
has a Brownie troop and is painting again. 
I'm planning to go over in May for the 
summer," writes Mrs. Marshall. 

Linda McKoy Gould from Grosse Point, 
Mich., "I find myself on numerous cara- 
vans between here and Philadelphia, idling 
along the Ohio Turnpike at 95 mph while 
handing out peanut butter and jelly to the 
troops in the back seat." (The troops are 
Cathy, 12; Billy, 10; Curtis, 7%.) 

Sue Van Cleve Riehl, Erie, Pa., says 



her daughter. Christine, 14. will enter 
Emma Willard School this fall. Sue and 
Bud have another daughter, Catherine, 8, 
and a son, Ralph Raymond III, 11. 

News from Elaine Davis Blackford: 
"David, 13M;, is third-ranking tennis player 
in his age group in Eastern Lawn Tennis 
Assoc, and first-ranking here in Ridgewood. 
Charles, 14%, is a ham radio operator; 
Cindy. 11, concentrates on swimming." 
Elaine's busy with PTA. Girl Scouts, 
tennis, Republican Club. 

Margaret Mannerly n Haverty. Atlanta, 
says she and Rawson are building a house, 
studying art and painting, and caring for 
their five: Peggy, 9; Jane. 8; James, 6; 
Mary Elizabeth. 5; and Ben, 2. Munn and 
Rawson spent three weeks in Italy last fall. 

After Sweet Briar, writes Jacqueline 
Murray Hale, "I did graduate work in 



October 1962 



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romance languages at LJobart College; now 
working part-time teaching French in ele- 
mentary grades, Pomfret Center, Conn. 
Am busy with Little Theater, art, and 
ceramics." Jacque and Newell have three 
children: Inglis. 10; Leslie, 6; Lee, 4. 

Aimee Des Pland Gibbons and Phil, 
Hamlet, N. C, have two daughters, Katie, 
11, and Sheila, 6. Aimee's active in the 
community chorus, the PTA board, the 
Altar Guild, and is sec. of the women of 
her church. 

In a June letter, Anne If ebb Moses, 
Monrovia, Calif., writes. "Interests I can 
think of on spur of moment: getting Demo- 
cratic candidate for congressman nominat- 
ed who can lick the Birch incumbent in 
Nov. . . . getting the school tax passed, 
and getting into shape the mountain camp 
which we Unitarians and Universalists of 
the Pacific Southwest are building." 

Since 1948. Paris and Tokyo and now 
Roswell, N. Mex.. have been homes for 
Cordelia Lambert Stites and Bill, a Lieut. 
Col., LISA. They have a son. Sam, 14. a 
student at Univ. School, Shaker Heights; 
Ann, 13; Tom, 7; Lea. 4. 

Marie Holman Van Hecke writes from 
Jackson. Miss., that she's pres. of PTA 
and is soloist with the Jackson Choral 
Society and First Christian Church, a mem- 
ber of Jr. League Chorus and the Thomp- 
son Singers, had a role in Butterfly this 
year. Marie and Bayard have two children, 
Bayard, Jr., 12, and Elise, 8. 

Trudy Vars Harris. Dallas, Tex., sends 
news of herself and family. She and Ed 
have three children: Lindsley, 11, '"who 
shares my enthusiasm for horses," Joan. 
7. and John, 1%. Trudy is active with 
the Children's Development Center, is cor- 
responding sec. for Jr. League and Pres. 
of Hockaday Alumnae Assoc. 

f^ f\ Sally Bianchi Foster 

)l I (Mrs. Robert P., Jr.) 
tjyj 119 Park Avenue 
Verona, N. J. 

The above address is the same, but the 
vacation spot may be different this year. 
So do drop me a line via a picture post- 
card of your ramblings in search of sun- 
burn, escape from the PTA or a two week 
paid vacation from your job. Here are 
last summer's reports, which have not been 
printed before due to the non-publication 
of the Alumnae News last fall. May I 
just add to them that Monna Simpson Mac- 
Clellan, class of 1951 is running a summer 
Theater at Lake Sunapee, N. H. this sum- 
mer. I plan to make a nostalgic visit to 
see her scenery, props and children and 
if you are in the vicinity. I know you 
would enjoy the show. 

If I had sent each of you a vacation 
picture postcard, (as I requested you to 
dot it would have been postmarked New 
Hampshire with a startling picture of one 
leg arising from the depths of Lake Win- 
nepausakee. I tried water skiing and I 
recommend you don't. But Bob, Meg. Kate. 
Andy and I had a fine two weeks. We 
stopped at a wonderful "motel" in Leo- 
minster. Mass. on the way up, run by one 
Mim Wyse Linsky and husband, Link. 
They live on a nice dead end street with 
woods in the back so the kids, Faith and 



Nat may play everywhere. We sat up 
until 1 :30 A. M. discussing ourselves and 
yourselves. You'll be surprised to hear 
that Faith is seven, cute and smart. Nat 
is four, bright and musical. 

Ann "Presto" Preston wrote me a card 
by return mail and she wasn't even going 
on vacation. That's loyalty ! She is still 
at Koinonia and learning many things. As 
for Donna If underlich McCullough. she 
sent a pretty, pink, personal, postal be- 
cause she just found my "Christmas note." 
All is well and her daughter, Lynn, is 
nine now and Royall III (whom we call 
Tot for his grandfather) is two. Orchids 
to Cora Jane Morningstar Spiller for space 
travel again. Her postcard was a lovely- 
view of Garnish. Austria with white-capped 
mountains, chalets, pine trees, etc. 

Another postcard which made me jealous 
came from the Grand Bahama Islands. 
Sidney Overstreet Meredith and her hus- 
band. Lockey. left all six little Merediths 
at home and attended a meeting of the 
American College of Physicians in Miami. 
To compound my jealousy, she added 
"beautiful beach, pool, sunshine, deep sea 
fishing and tantalizing calypso music." 

I had just resigned myself to New 
Hampshire when Maggie Craig Sanders 
sent me an aerial view of Acapulco. This 
was a convention vacation, first in Mexico 
City and then Acapulco; Sam and Maggie 
were headed to Taxco and Curnavaca after 
trying to land a sailfish — "P. S. Did it! 
Caught a nine foot, 120 pound sailfish. 
Definitely newsworthy." That's our little 
Maggie. 

The Insurance Advertising Conference at 
'he Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Vermont 
was a vacation for Helmut and Stokie Kyle 
Kimpel. Stokie seemed more impressed 
with Manchester's marble sidewalks than 
the convention. B. G. Elmore Gilleland 
headed home to Jacksonville and met Muf- 
fet Murchison Corse on the beach. While 
there, the family celebrated the mutual 
birthday of Lynn Gilleland, 1, and B. G.'s 
mother. Fran Cone Fitzpatrick attended 
the JL conference in Dallas and saw sev- 
eral SBC girls, including Pat Wilkinson. 

My funniest vacation postcard came from 
Bill Bailey Fritzinger — at home. It looked 
more like a birth announcement than a 
postcard, and it was. Stephan Clarke was 
born on July 29. joining Laurie. 5. and 
Peter, 3. Vacation at home were Betty 
H'ort-hington Brandt and Chuck, and for 
the same reason. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" 
John Worthington Brandt was born on 
July 4th. Bev Taylor Gilliam and Tom 
had a son. Tom, on November 2. 1960. 
Kay Lang Gibson and Gib welcomed 
Katherine Artley on July 12th. pleasing 
her parents and mortifying Chipper, 4, 
who wanted a brother. 

I received a long letter from Betsy 
Sawyer Hodges. She reported child num- 
ber five and daughter number 4, Joyce 
Louise, born on June 9, 1960. Betsy ad- 
mires you girls with large families who do 
extra-curricular activities. She says she 
can't and adds, "I do play bridge, Garden 
Club, Church Choir. Altar Guild and a 
Brownie Troop." And just think, she also 
had time to write me a letter. And some- 



one please send me Miss Lucas's letter. 
Sherlock Sal has traced it to Nancy Storey 
White, to Fan Lewis Jackson, to Sally 
Webb Lent, to??? Martha B's letter . . . 
where are you??? 



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Seymour Laughon Rennolus 
(Mrs. John K. B.) 
6007 Three Chopt Rd. 
Richmond 26, Va. 



Lynn McCullough Gush wrote me that 
site has thirty piano pupils, and was stun- 
ned by her election as Second Vice Presi- 
dent of the Houston Piano Teachers' 
Forum. She expects to handle parliamen- 
tary questions with perfect poise, based 
upon total past experience of elected of- 
ficialdom in the Aints and Asses. She sent 
me a recital program she played last 
winter, and Mary Pease, who confines her 
repertoire to musical chairs these days, 
says it is a most impressive selection. 

Anyone traveling in New England this 
summer has got to make a detour to 
Georges Mills. New Hampshire, to the 
Lake Sunapee Playhouse. That is because 
this theatrical venture, opening July 6, is 
putting on a repertory of five excellent 
plays, under the management of George 
and Monna Simpson MacLellan! 1 want 
them to be a big success so they will put 
on my play next year, so buy a lot of 
tickets. Where Monna gets time to be a 
business manager of a summer theater is 
beyond me, considering that young Master 
George Stewart MacLellan was born on 
April 7. 

Last year I wrote an adaptation of 
Maeterlink's Blue Bird and the Richmond 
Children's Theater produced it in Febru- 
ary. Anne Sheldon Taylor and Henry and 
John and I moved scenery, had a good 
time, and I was thrilled. 

I saw Julie Parker Tull at the South 
Eastern Theater Conference in Durham in 
March, she representing the Children's 
Theater of Charlotte. She says that Mar- 
garet Fitzsimmons Brice served on the 
Board of the Charlotte Junior League this 
year, and Mary Street Montague was, be- 
sides being on the Board of the Opera, 
Chairman of their successful Follies in 
February. Julie worked on costumes for 
the Follies. We saw theater people from 
all over, and heard that Nancy Merchant 
is the star of Louisville's Children's Thea- 
ter. 

Mary Pease Fleming is on the Board of 
the Richmond Junior League, as By-Laws 
Chairman, and Rives was made a Vice 
President of the First Federal Savings and 
Loan Association. 

May Day weekend, we had visiting us 
for the Country Club of Virginia Member- 
Guest Golf Tournament Bill and Barbie 
Birt Dow, and had the most marvelous 
time. Barbie is so beautiful, you aren't 
even jealous. It is a pleasure just to look 
at her, and we all laughed and talked so 
much I can't remember a word of news. 

Carol Rolsivn Toulmin wrote that Will 
and Mona IPilson Beard were in Mont- 
gomery all Spring, while Will went to 
Squadron Officers School at Maxwell. Carol 
and Sonny went to Mobile for Mardi Gras, 
where they saw Mary Semple Riis and her 



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four children. Also Jean Randolph Bruns 
and Alan stopped with the Touhnins on 
their way to New Orleans in March. It 
is not really necessary to add that most 
of the rest of what Carol said was about 
our niggardly showing in the fund raising. 
I finally paid her: how about you? 

We're growing to be gracious ladies in 
'51. Open for Historic Garden Week In Vir- 
ginia were Mary Wise Parrott Bullington. 
3414 Exeter St., S. W., Roanoke; and Jo 
Williams Ray, "Hazelwood," 351 Haw- 
thorne Drive, Danville. Jo called me a 
few weeks ago, and it was a pleasure to 
hear that slow, sweet voice. 

Here are some new addresses so you 
can all write to each other: Miss Margaret 
A Chisholni. 86 Sloan St., London S. W. 1, 
England. Miss Wingfield Ellis, 3602 Hamp- 
ton Ave., Nashville, Tenn. Miss Chloe 
Mason, 852 Louise, Durham, N. C. Marcv 
Staley (Mrs. Warren C. Smith), 405 Mul- 
berry Lane, Haverford, Pennsylvania. Mary 
Pease still lives in the same house, 
but the street is changed, (Mrs. Rives 
Fleming, Jr.), 4686 Arrowhead Road, Rich- 
mond 25, Va. 

These next three have been written 
down incorrectly in the past, and are Anna 
Leslie Coolidge, (Mrs. Shelby Richard- 
son). 11224 Dward Circle, Dallas 29, Texas. 
Not Dwarf, not in Texas. Pauline Nichols, 
(Mrs. John Neal, Jr.). 2452 Boulder Rd., 
Altadena. Cal. Ann Red, (Mrs. Robert 
Barstow) , 2226 Dorrington, Houston 25, 
Texas. Ruth Oddy Meyer and Edwin. 
6 Slocum Ave., Port Washington, N. Y. 
Ruthie has been lost by the office for a 
while, but bravely found herself. She has 
a three year old son. Jeff, and Bill, born 
on May 24, 1961. 

Carolyn Davis Locke (Mrs. Louis) wrote 
that she graduated from the U. of Alabama, 
in Art. married an architect, has a two 
year old son, and is now busily teaching 
art, but misses us enough to let us know 
she lives at 2172 Daniels Road, Mobile, 
Alabama. 

Wingfield moved to Nashville to open 
a new branch of American Express at 
Vanderbilt. 

Joan Davis Warren and Andy proudly 
welcomed Michael Davis Warren on No- 
vember 28, 1961. Seven pounds, three 
ounces. 

Angie Vaughan Halliday says they're 
moving back to Louisville where Bob is 
going back to commercial art. They boast 
of Paul Delaney Halliday, born October 
19, 1961. 

Eugenia Ellis Mason and Alec had Mary 
Pease Fleming and Rives and us to the 
loveliest party in her beautiful new house 
at 1763 Sherwood, in Petersburg, before 
Christmas. She sure looked pretty, especial- 
ly for such a good cook. 

Mary Ed Daniels Lowty and John an- 
nounce the arrival of John. Ill, on Novem- 
ber 8. 1961. 

Ann Mountcastle Gamble can be reached 
through Caltex Services, Ltd., Knights- 
bridge Green. London. S. W. 1. England. 
She says to call Bob at KNightsbridge 
5000! That is. if you find yourself in 
London. 

Cindy Wyman Richardson and Dorsey 
are happily remodeling an old farm house 



at 1605 Turkey Run Road. Langley, Mc- 
Lean, Va. Little Miss Comfort Amanda 
Ridgely Richardson has upped their score 
to three girls and two boys. She will run 
out of names a lot faster at that rate. 

Mary Street Montague wrote to tell me 
that she hadn't written to me, so now we 
know that everything is OK and she hasn't 
changed a bit! 

Mary Jane Erickson and Gardner are 
probablv in their new house by now, at 
8 Bird Hill Ave., Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Diana Weeks Berry and Henry have 
moved to 109 Valley Forge Rd., Wayne, 
Penn. 

Jeanie Molyneux Jeffcoat and Jeff have 
moved to 36 Narrow Rocks Rd., West- 
port, Conn. Jeff is Communications Man- 
ager for the Advanced Systems Division of 
I. B. M. It takes a college education to 
read the sign on his office door. 

Jean Stapleton Helier saw Nan Sirna 
Waldstein and George and Audrey Breit- 
inger Lauer and Harry when she accom- 
panied Burge to Cambridge, where the 
Electric Boat Co. sent him to Harvard 
Business School for the Management and 
Development Program. 

Carla de Creny's husband, Bernard Levin, 
is in the Virginia Legislature, and they 
came to our house for dinner, along with 
Mary Pease Fleming and Rives. Mary saw 
Miss Umbreit in the supermarket one day. 
The life of a housewife is fraught with 
possibilities for excitement. 

Jean Duerson Bade coaches a girls' 
school hockey team, the Amazons. 

Janet Fulton Evans came to Sweet Briar 
last fall as the President of the Houston 
Alumnae Club, and came on to Richmond 
afterwards. Her energies have been chan- 
neled into housewifery and politics, and 
she obviously never goes near a bakery. 
She was witty and wonderful, but my 
friends thought she looked like Shirley 
Temple, and that must have shriveled her 
spirit. 

The only big news I have heard in ten 
years is this: Monna Simpson MacLellan 
has stopped biting her fingernails. 

To catch up to September 1962 as briefly 
as possible, the big news that I completely 
missed was the wedding on August 11 of 
Susan Taylor and Clifford Hubbard, Jr. 
He is a newspaperman and a Virginia 
graduate, and I will wait to quote you a 
letter when it comes from Ashby Jenkins 
Willcox and Marie Ironmonger Bundy tel- 
ling all about it! We were hurrying home 
from New York that day but didn't make 
it. We spent a happy weekend with Dick 
and Mary Emery Barnhill and their pre- 
cious daughters. Carter and Mimi. 

The most news comes from Ruthie Clark- 
son Costello because she does the most 
fascinating things. That last phrase is 
meant to be taken both ways. She is pres- 
ently living on a houseboat, rented for 
three months from a Zen scholar and still 
containing his Malamute and grand piano. 
She and Mark (Buz is growing up) are 
exploring northern California in this man- 
ner looking for a place to settle. The 
notion seems to have occurred to her when 
she went to the LI. S.-U. S. S. R. field and 
track meeting in Palo Alto in July, and to 
have been strengthened by a visit to Julie 



Micou Eastwood and Richard in their new 
hillside home at 38 Brookside Ave., Berke- 
ley, California. Ruthie has a new per- 
manent address: No. 6 Lenox Place, St. 
Louis 8, Mo. 

We've gotten a letter from Jean Qusncer 
(Mrs. Emil Annunziato), 25 North Road. 
Bronxville 8, N. Y. She went to Katie 
Gibbs and was Secretary to the Personnel 
Manager of Tuck School of Business Ad- 
ministration at Dartmouth while most of 
us were Seniors. After a summer in Europe 
she spent several years working for Fortune 
magazine, and tripped to Mexico and 
Hawaii. Married in 1955, she calls her 
lawyer husband "Bud," and they have two 
daughters. Gail, born 1957, and Cathy 
Louise, 1960. 

Nancy Keene Butterworth Palmer was 
here for a wedding in August with her 
beautiful little girl, Mary Coleman, a blonde 
knockout at 7. They left behind in Nash- 
ville John Gray, 3, with John. My John 
and I went to see her since she was too 
busy to visit, and her room was filled with 
books, largely C. P. Snow. She claimed to 
be terribly domestic, occupied with church 
and Junior League work and not the old 
gal at all, but we didn't believe it. She 
was statuesque, as beautiful as a bowl full 
of peaches, giddy, and delightful. 

We also saw Doris Brody Rosen and 
Carla de Creny Levin and Terry Faulkner 
Phillips at Virginia Beach. Terry had the 
children along, perfect miniatures of her 
and Wes. 

A little picturesque writing came from 
Randie Randolph Bruns, describing her 
summer as "Doing the Perle Mesta bit in 
a 19th century kitchen with an illiterate 
assistant!" She says she is beginning at 
least 15 years in the PTA. Nobody should 
look at it that way, it makes it worse! 
She will have to adopt my attitude, which 
is to also join a subversive phonic reading 
association. That really makes 'em mad. 

r* £\ Anne Hoagland Plumb 
r)^ <Mrs. Robert, Jr.) 

107 Meadowbrook Drive 
Princeton, N. J. 

Our "Glorious Tenth" with 28 of us 
hack at S. B. to celebrate really lived up 
to expectations. It was a happy interlude 
from domestic routine and everyone looked 
so pretty, lively — dear and familiar. Con- 
gratulations to our new class Pres. Marty 
Legg Katz and Fund Agent Nancy Hamel 
Clark, and I as your scribe assume my 
duties with a deep sense of humility know- 
ing that I can never keep up the standards 
set by my predecessors, but I hope that 
everyone will keep me supplied with news 
to make my reports lengthy, if not witty. 
Right now I have too much news from re- 
union and the scrapbook to get in one 
issue. Therefore. I am planning to cover 
the class from Peggy Anderson Ashford 
to Sue Judd Silcox. Jr., in this issue. In the 
meantime, should anyone like a list of ad- 
dresses of class members. I have a few 
extra copies. Now here goes with a Walter 
Winchell-dictionary type report! 

Peggy Anderson Ashford has 4 children 
and is living in Wash., D. C. Her last son 
was born during reunion so missed the 
gathering of the clan. Now she is the 
proud and busy mama of four. 



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Katie Babcock Mountcastle has 2 girls 
and 1 boy and lives in Darien, Conn. Her 
most interesting and time consuming out- 
side activity seems to be being a board 
member of tile Int'l Social Service. 

Mary Bailey Izard has a son and daugh- 
ter. It was good seeing her at reunion 
officiating in her new capacity of being 
Nat"l Tulip Bulb Chairman! "Jack and 1 
had a marvelous trip to Wyoming and 
Colo, this summer. We went to a delight- 
ful ranch in Jackson Hole. Did a lot of 
trout fishing and even clumsy Mary man- 
aged to hook some. . . . The highlight of 
the trip was a week-end at the beginning 
in Wayzata, Minn., with Alice Sanders 
Marvin, her husband Chuck and 2 adorable 
boys, 5 and 7. If she hasn't been Min- 
neapolis lady of the year, she should be 
as she's even more energetic now with cult- 
ural pursuits than she was as a college 
hopper. They entertained us impeccably 
and elegantly." 

Cynthia Balch Barns gave birth to her 
7th child shortly after reunion so she could 
not be with us. Worthy of note is that 
Arthur has been made an Ass't Attorney 
General so he is most busy commuting 
daily to Syracuse (40 miles away) from 
Westmoreland and pursues his own prac- 
tice nights and Saturdays. 

Suzanne Bassewitz Shapiro has a son and 
a daughter, and is living in Great Neck, 
New York. Returned to reunion as sweet 
as ever. 

Pat Beach Thompson has two daughters; 
last one is Jennifer Ashe born Mar. 20, 
1962. She lives in NYC but travels ex- 
tensively. Between 1952-54 she studied at 
the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre School 
in N. Y. C. with Sanford Meisner and 
Martha Graham. In the summer of 1953 
she worked at Eaton's ranch in Sheridan, 
Wyoming. Then in the summer of 1951 
she studied at Shakespeare Institute, Strat- 
ford on Avon, England. She traveled solo 
through Wales, England, Scotland includ- 
ing Skye, Outer Hebrides, Orkney Islands 
and Shetland. In 1954-56 I at worked in 
the Education Department of the Wads- 
worth Atheneum in Hartford teaching art 
to 4 and 5 year olds. Acted with the Mark 
Twain Masquers. Next she went to N. Y. C. 
during 1956-59 to try her luck in the 
theatre and fed herself by working at the 
Scribner Book Store. In the summers of 
1955, '56 Pat acted and was Property Mis- 
tress at Hyde Park stock theatre in N. Y. 
The following summer of 1957 she was ill. 
Then in April 1958 she went to Greece 
and Turkey and in June of that year she 
met Calvin. They were married July 18, 
1959 and went to the Carribean on their 
honeymoon. Unfortunately Pat was in 
France during reunion so we could not 
get a first hand report on her fascinating 
life since graduation. 

Edith Bell Burr has one son and has 
recently moved to Dayton. Ohio, where Jon 
has just been appointed General Agent for 
the Aetna Life Ins. Co. Before leaving Balti- 
more, they bought a three year old Arabian 
gelding (Rajou) which she is breaking in. 
so you can imagine the hours spent in the 
stables. 

Leila Booth Morris, Jr., has a son and a 
daughter and has been living in Ottawa 



for two years where Jim is an U. S. Inter- 
change Officer with the Canadian Army. 

Barbara Hoyt Boyer lives in St. Davids, 
Pennsylvania, outside of Phila. where her 
husband works at Drexel and Co. (Invest- 
ment Banking). She now has 5 children. 

Linda Brackett Halberstam's husband 
finished his 2nd year of residency in in- 
ternal medicine at the Mary Fletcher Hosp- 
ital in Burlington, Vt. He is now complet- 
ing it in Wash., D. C. In June they adopted 
their second son after Linda had a break 
from child-care at Reunion! 

Helen Bugg Vaughn, Jr., has two sons 
and is living in Richmond, Va. Also she 
has a part time job doing secretarial work 
at St. Christopher's School. 

Jean Caldwell Marchant has one son, 8M:- 
Is living in Kailua, Hawaii, and sent on 
some charming pictures for the scrapbook 
proving that, "No. 1 she can still wear 
her breeches but boots don't fit and No. 2 
she still loves to have a good laugh." Sees 
a good deal of Joan Stewart Hinton. 

Jane Carter Ogburn has one son and 
lives in North Wilkesboro, N. C. Has a 
part time job as a newspaper feature 
writer. 

Sally Clay Vance has four children in- 
cluding one set of twins. We all were very 
saddened to learn that her mother was in 
that fateful Paris-Atlanta airplane crash 
during reunion. She wrote a really zany 
article for the scrapbook and surprised us 
by being completely grey, but even more 
beautiful. 

Catherine Coxe Page is busy with three 
children and is participating in the garden 
club and working with the cub scouts in 
Huntington. Long Island. 

Joan Crouse Link wrote from College 
Park, Ga.. of her two daughters and a son 
and her interests in psychology, politics, 
PTA, and bowling. 

Grace DeLong Einsel told of her hus- 
band being director of the Music College 
in Youngstown, Ohio, and of her busy 
time with three children. "Job consists of 
dawn patrol, diapers, and dinners." 

Ginger Dreyfus Gravin is able to com- 
bine a career of professional singing 
(mainly TV commercials) with caring for 
Lisa Marie, 18 mos. She is living in Fay- 
etteville, N. Y. 

Cornelius Dumas Herff, Jr.. has two chil- 
dren and is living in San Antonio where 
her husband is a surgeon. 

Ruth Edgerton Boyer is active in Golds- 
boro's garden club and church as well as 
raising three lovely children. 

Sally Fishburn Fulton, Jr., almost made 
reunion, but an impending trip to England 
and France the day after S. B.'s commence- 
ment activities prevented it. She lives in 
Roanoke and has two daughters, seven and 
four. 

Ann Forster Dooley of Washington, D. C, 
is active in the Sweet Briar Club and 
bringing up two children. Drove down to 
reunion with Joanne Holbrook Patton and 
me. Enjoyed so much a first-hand report 
of her work in the State Dept. before 
children arrived. Her son and Joanne's 
were together in the same class in kinder- 
garten. 

Mary Gesler Hanson is busy with two 
young sons and helping her husband lead 
a drive to give rural areas more representa- 



tion in Maryland's General Assembly. At 
American Univ. Royce teaches graduate 
seminars in State and Nat'l Government 
while completing a thesis for a doctor's 
degree in Pol. Sc. 

Helen Graves Stahman, Jr.. has three 
children and lives in La Mesa, N. Mexico. 
"Having fun. taking trips, I'm a hedonist 
at heart." 

Gail Hall Swearingen, Jr., has been resid- 
ing in San Antonio since leaving Sweet 
Briar for the Univ. of Texas. Her lively 
days are spent with the Symphony, Arts, 
Jr. League, Garden Club, and Children's 
Concerts — as well as bringing up three 
children. 

Nancy Hamel Clark has three children 
and is living in Greensboro, N. C, where 
her interests center around gardening, (esp. 
wild flowers), church, and community. We 
all were, indeed, happy to see Nancy at 
reunion and were very sorry to learn of 
Blake's operation a year ago June and his 
subsequent cobalt treatment. And now I 
hear that she had a poor ending to her 
summer with her little girl having virus 
pneumonia, her husband having a duodenal 
ulcer, and Nancy herself having a persistent 
and continuing laryngitis. From now on 
let's hope that the Clark's climb to the 
top of the healthy list! In the meantime, 
and in between time, please give her a 
helping hand by continuing to contribute 
to the Alumnae Fund. 

Brigitte Guttstadt is working in Wash , 
D. C. Know she'd love to hear from any 
of you. 

Kier Henley Donaldson wrote and said 
that she was so sorry she could not make 
reunion, but her father's death last Mar. 
prevented her. She was scheduled to re- 
turn home with her sister to settle affairs 
the very week of reunion. Our sympathies 
go to you, Kier. For news: she is living 
in Danbury, Conn., and is enjoying her 
work with the Jr. League, PTA, music of 
all kinds — and watching her diet. She 
has two lively tow-headed sons. 

Susan Hobson McCord amazed us all by 
coming to reunion all the way from Oregon 
via the train with two energetic children, 
and she arrived rested and relaxed, for 
the S. B. festivities. Needless to say, she 
is as interested in as many Portland activ- 
ties as she was in Committees at S. B. 
"WE LOVE OREGON but are sorry it's so 
far away. We've been here a year and a 
half." 

Joanne Holbrook Patton returned in July 
1961 from three wonderful years in Ger- 
many to Wash., D. C. "Last Sept. George 
reported to the Armed Forces Staff College 
at Norfolk, from which he graduated in 
Jan. 1962. Thence to the Pentagon where 
he served three months before his name 
came in on a list of officers requested for 
duty in South Viet Nam. He left on Easter 
Mon. for Saigon where he was to serve a 
'hardship' (that is, minus dependents) tour 
of fifteen months. The rest of the family, 
including baby Helen Ayer, who arrived 
just in time to meet her father before his 
departure, will remain in Wash, for the 
'duration'." I might add that Joanne has 
recently undergone a serious lung opera- 
tion, but she is now feeling fine. It was 
ever so joyful for us all to see her at re- 
union, and she really drove a charabanc 



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Alumnae Magazine 



full of gav *52ers to ami fro from Wash., 
D. C. 

Me, myself. and I.Anne Hoagland Plumb, 
will have to report that the Plumbs with 
two children and assorted animals progress 
as usual in Princeton. N. .1. Bob am] I 
are being introduced to the mysteries of 
Princeton Education and kindergarten 
book-learning — and wondering how on 
earth we made it to college! I seem to be 
occupied with domestic activities, plus 
teaching Sun. School, being Tulip Bulb 
Chairman for this area, and helping out 
with all sorts of odd community projects. 

Norman Jansen Phalen. Jr., writes that 
she has four children, husband is in ad- 
vertising, and is living in Cape Girardeau, 
Mo. 

Eulalie Jenkins Draper. Ill, moved to 
Anniston, Ala., from Birmingham and has 
two children, the youngest being 2 mos. 
old which prevented her return for reunion. 

Sue Judd Silcox, Jr., informs us that 
she has three healthy, happy, mischievous 
offsprings. She has a part time job sub- 
stitute teaching and finds it a good way 
to keep in touch with school teaching 
while Jack works in N. Y. with the Marine 
Midland Trust Co. In addition, these mem- 
bers, although they did not send in the 
scrapbook questionnaire, did come to re- 
union — Holly Hillas Hammonds and Mary- 
Johnson Ford Gilchrist. 

I shall be looking forward to any other 
news you might have to add and will take 
up my report with Louise Kelly Pumpelly. 

£" Q Nan O'Keefe 

) ) 301 East 62nd Street 
^ ^ New York 21, New York 

Hi, everybody! I can't help thinking 
that next year we will be heading off for 
our 10th reunion — please start plan- 
ning on it now and everyone come that 
possibly can. The only excuses are: if you 
are living outside the continental United 
States, if you are planning to be married 
that weekend, or if labor pains are ten 
minutes apart! Otherwise, let's really have 
a great turn-out. More on this as the time 
draws near ... it would be fun to set 
a record though as to the number of 
people that come. 

Maternity Ward: Some not aforemention- 
ed additions: Eleanor Hirsch Baer and Ben 
have Frank to add to Julia and Ben III — 
who is by now two years old! Also, Edie 
Norman Wombwell and George are parents 
of David Allen born May 13, 1961. Anne 
\ lerebome Sorenson and John, who are 
still living in the Canal Zone, have a 
daughter. Mary Hurst, born July 7, 1961. 
Ginny Dunlap Shelton and Tom have a 
second little boy almost a year old. Susie 
Hall Godson and Bill, who are just back 
from Africa with the State Dept. have just 
sent announcements re: the birth of their 
fourth child! It is David Moore and he 
arrived on May 3rd, 1962. Congratulations 
to everyone. 

Our Berlin correspondent, La Brophy 
I alias the espoused of Maj. Thomas B. 
Tyree) is still enjoying the exciting life 
at the Border. To quote a passage from 
one of her letters . . . "the only time I 



Margaret Davison 
Block's three beauti- 
ful children are Julia. 
Bruce and Baxter 
Jones. Bates' sister, 
Julia, and her hus- 
band. Baxter Jones, 
were killed in the 
tragic airplane crash 
in Paris. June 3. 



really think about the 'crisis' is when I 
read the headlines and editorials in the 
Paris edition of the New York Times. 
You'd be amazed at how exaggerated many 
of the news reports are . . . and how re- 
markably normal life is here. Not only is 
it normal, but fascinating, exciting and 
very gay. It's an interesting combination of 
the appearence of calm and normalcy, while 
at the same time maintaining the highest 
degree of combat-readiness." 

Speaking of world - wide travellers, Jo 
Parks Husovsky, Ivan and Hal have just 
been transferred to Paris for two years! 
Ivan is with Vick International. Also, come 
the first of August, Nancy Ord Jackson 
and Art and their three wee ones are being 
sent to Taipei, Formosa (Taiwan). Nothing 
very exciting about THAT! Wow. . . . 

Visitors to New York (it is a Summer 
Festival! ) have made life rather gay and 
fun . . . Estelle Courand Lane and Robert 
were here a few weeks ago from Peru and 
Maggie Graves McClung and David were 
here in the early Spring. It was great to 
see them all. So come visit! 

Katzy Bailey and CJ Nager and wee 
Bailey have moved to Philadelphia (the 
Main Line of course ) , from Marblehead 
and CJ has a new job with, I believe it 
is, Sealtest. They like very much the city 
of Brotherly Love from what I hear. Anne 
Elliott Caskie and Challen and Trudy have 
moved from Richmond to Arlington, Va. 
I talked with her on the phone when I 
was seeing the Jacksons in Falls Church 
recently and all the Caskies are fine. 

We must congratulate Dale Hutter Harris 
for being May Queen Fontaine Hutter's 
big sister! Really great! 

On March 2nd up this way, Anne Joyce 
was on TV as being one of the five finalists 
in the New York Jr. League Mardi Graa 
Queen Contest . . . she looked gorgeous 
and the whole thing was most impressive. 
She has done a great deal of volunteer 
work with the League along with being 
SBC's Alumnae Club President here. 

Don't forget the Alumnae Fund and 
don't forget to think about reunion be- 
cause a year goes by real fast! More later. 




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Bruce Watts Krucke 
(Mrs. Wm.) 
Hilltop Circle 
Medfield, Mass. 



Let's start with moves instead of babies 
for a change. Kathy Glover Summerall and 
family have moved from New Orleans to 
Durham. Barbara Chase's husband, Temple 
Webber has gone into the oil business 
and they have moved from Lufkin to 
Houston. Lindy Lineburger Steele now 
lives in Greenville, N. C. — used to be in 
Charlotte — while Dottie Law Martin has 
moved to Charlotte from Greensboro. Bill 
Teachout, Ann Collins' husband, is now 
assistant manager of the Macys in Rich- 
mond, Calif., and they have moved to sub- 
urban Pinole. Ann's fall was very busy 
preparing for her sister Sally's wedding in 
October. The Hurwitts (Joan Anson t have 
left Cambridge for West Hartford. Another 
one to leave San Francisco besides Ann is 
Carole Van Tassel Donahue. They have 
come back to Washington, D. C. And Jane 
Carey has left Washington for New York. 
Further West, Scotty Brice Griffey has 
moved from Lawton to Chattanooga to 
Tulsa to Oklahoma City in the past year. 
All this with three adorable blond crew 
cut little boys aged 5 (Richard), 3 (John), 
and 2 ( Charles) . Peg Crowley and Dick 
Talbott have left the East for their beloved 
Denver. One other westward migration is 
that of Clare Tretter Rosegger and family 
to Cleveland where her husband will teach. 
Bee Pinnell is now Mrs. George E. Prit- 
chard and they live in Euclid, Ohio. Do 
you think we'll still be this mobile in ten 
years? 

Of course we have our usual crop of 
new babies too. Ones born during the past 
year that I'm just now hearing about are: 
Bev Smith Bragg's third, a boy named 
John; Joyce Miles Shouse's second, a girl 
born last July; Erwin Alderman Davis' 
third, a boy born in November; and Betty 
Walker Dykes' third. Elizabeth, born last 
summer. I assured Ruth Frye Deaton she 
had a new first when she produced twins 
last November (weighing 5 lbs. 10 oz. and 
5 lbs. 12 oz. and named Sarah Frye and 
Barbara Ruth), but then I learned that 
Kitty Willcox Reiland had twins, a boy 



October 1962 



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and a girl, in February, 1961. Our most 
recent was born Jan. 31st to Ruth Sanders 
and Norman Smith — their third boy. And 
we're thrilled to hear that Jeanne Stoddart 
and Fred Barends have adopted a little 
boy. He's nearly a year old now and has 
been with them since last May. Jeanne 
has given up her extracurricular activities 
to enjoy him full time. 

We finally have a real celebrity among 
us. Robin Francis' first novel was publish- 
ed January 18th by Holt, Rheinhart, and 
Winston . . . Called Scorn, the book was re- 
viewed in the New York Times Book Review 
the following Sunday. Imagine being re- 
viewed by the Times! I haven't read Scorn 
yet but have a copy on order. I'm sure 
many of you will be anxious to read it too. 

The class sends condolences and its 
sympathy to Meri Hodges Major whose 
father died in late October. 

Alumnae Council meetings at Sweet Briar 
were enjoyed by Anne Sheffield Hale, Mar- 
garet Davison Block, Ann Thomas, and 
me. Ann has now left for an extended 
tour with the government in Cambodia — 
a little apprehensive, but brave. She visit- 
ed us in November and there was a small 
'54 luncheon in New York. Those able to 
attend were Mary Jane Roos Fenn, Meg 
Hetley Peck, Joan Chamberlain Englesman, 
Maggie Mohlman, Sally Bumbaugh, Mimi 
Hitchcock Davis, Cam Brewer Hill, Jan 
O'Neal Gould, and Ann and me. It was 
such fun seeing each other, passing around 
pictures, and talking about everyone who 
didn't come! 

A Christmas note from Jean Gillespie 
Walker told of their grand vacation in 
Hawaii last summer including enjoyable 
visits to San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
They also spent New Year's at the Home- 
stead again. Jean has been quite civic — 
Federal jury duty in Abingdon for several 
months — involving a 62 mile drive each 
way. Nancy Moody Hudson writes that 
they are in Austin for a special session 
of the Legislature — their last trip for some 
time as her husband doesn't plan to run 
for re-election. They hope to get in some 



A meeting of future 
Briarites and beaus — 
children of Hattie 
Hughes Stone, '54, 
Nancy Lee Edwards 
Paul, '54, and Clare 
Tretter Rosegger, '54. 
Top row: Kathleen 
Stone, Stevie Paul, 
Ricky Stone. Middle 
row: Kathleen Paul. 
Bottom row: Linda 
Paul, Michael, Karin, 
Tommy and Nora 
Rosegger. 



skiing in Aspen this winter. Dilly Johnson 
Jones sent me a terrific article all about 
their house from the Macon paper — a full 
page spread — certainly looks like a lovely 
home. Cindy Sinclair Rutherford writes 
that she is very busy with League of 
Women Voters activities. I saw Lynn Carl- 
ton McCaffree when she and Mike came 
down to Virginia Beach for a "nog" while 
we were at my parents' for Christmas. I 
will see Peggy Jones and Guy Steuart next 
week when I impose upon their hospitality 
on my way to and from Sweet Briar for 
Board meetings. I see Cam Brewer Hill 
fairly often — we were both at a party 
Jeanne Duff C53) gave in December and 
she's subbing for me in next Tuesday 
night's bowling league. Her latest interest 
is in flying lessons which she thoroughly 
enjoys. 

The "long lost" department this issue 
features Nina Guha, now Mrs. Rolf Lin- 
zinrrer and living in New Delhi. She sent 
me a lovely Christmas card catching us 
up on her life. She got an MA at the 
University of Chicago before returning to 
India and is now the mother of a two 
year old daughter who is blond and blue- 
eyed like her daddy and being spoiled by 
grandparents on two continents. Nina's 
way of living sounded delightful — what 
with servants, she's never even learned to 
cook. She plans to see Miss Beard on the 
latter's trip through India and would love 
to entertain any of us if we ever travel 
eastward. 

If anyone can tell me the whereabouts 
of Sibyl Whelchel Nestor. Hattie Robinson 
Taylor, Nancy Smothers Hartley, and 
Suzanne Simmons our files can be com- 
plete. 

f^ f^ Camille Williams Taylor 
.1.1 fMrs - Chafes M.) 
KJ%J Box 192 

Opelika, Ala. 
Christmas greetings in July! Most of 
my news this time was gleaned from those 
wonderful Christmas cards. The pictures, 



cards, and notes are the nicest part of this 
job and I wish I could share them with 
all of you. 

Wedding bells rang this Spring for 
Newell Bryan who married Brent Achilles 
Tozzer, Jr. on April 28 in Cleveland. Un- 
derstand, correctly I hope, that he is 
alumni secretary at Kenyon College. Nella 
Gray Barkley and Frankie Marbury Coxe 
had nothing but rave notices about Newell's 
fiance when I saw them earlier! Vida 
Radin is also married and still living in 
Washington, D. C. She is now Mrs. Harry 
Stringer, Jr. Best wishes are in order for 
both of these! Almost newlywed Manda 
McThenia is Mrs. Don Robert Iodice and 
still residing in Hawaii. We'd love to 
know how things are in the 50th state, 
Manda! 

Mary Boyd and George have another 
little boy, born right before Christmas. 
He is named Walter Thwaite Trussell, 
looks just like his mother, and is indeed 
a welcome addition! Mary Boyd also wrote 
that she saw Brownie Cleaves Lewis at the 
opera in Atlanta recently and learned that 
Brownie and family moved from New 
Jersey to Atlanta about a year ago. Little 
boys are definitely in the majority amonx 
our class. Pam and Hudnall have a new 
lad in their family named William Comp- 
ton. He was born in April. Pam writes 
that Hudnall is very busy as chief resident 
in Obgyn for the next two years at his 
hospital in New York. Another new ad- 
dition is Jane Dildy and Mac Williams' 
daughter born last Sept. 27. Lee Fiducia 
Hartmann had a boy, Gregg, last Fall. 
Sue Lawton Mobley recently had her first 
baby. Congratulations one and all! There 
are other new babies, I know. Please, let 
me hear from you about them. 

Mack and I had a wonderful dancing, 
hunting week - end last December when 
Preston Stockton Bowen and Robert came 
up from Jacksonville. Incidentally their 
newest daughter is named Telfair Stockton 
Bowen. We hope to see them again in 
May when we go to Ponte Verda. In 
February we lucked up on a group who 
were chartering a plane to go skiing in 
Winter Park, Colo., so we had an invigorat- 
ing week of snow and, for me anyway, 
snow-plowing. Of course, I talked to Jane 
Lindsay Riddell in Denver who was also 
skiing as much as possible at that time. 
She was going to bring the three little 
girls to an early morning breakfast at 
the airport before we left, but sickness 
prevented. In March we took a short trip 
to Charleston to attend a cotton conven- 
tion, but it seemed more like SBC reunion 
to me. Stopped by DerrilPs house and saw 
her baby who is really beautiful! Nella 
came by for a minute between Jr. League 
board meeting and a week-end trip with 
Rufus and their two boys to Hilton, S. C 
Meta Space Moore was having her big 
cocktail party of the year, she said, while 
we were there so we got to see her and 
Ben, too. It was such fun seeing them, 
and Charleston was at its prettiest. Homes 
and gardens were on tour. 

Back in Alabama we find that Mary 
Reed Simpson Daugette and Forney are, 
to their regret, back in the Army for a 



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year and stationed at Ft. Eustis, Va. 
Forney is a Captain in the reserves. Jean- 
nette Kennedy Hancock and Jimmy have 
a new home in Birmingham, and also in 
B'ham Frances Bell is finding work at 
the medical center most interesting. Babs 
Garjorth Jackson, who was recently seen 
at a convention in Mobile, sports a new 
bouffant hairdo and does a terrific twist. 
She writes that she and Ivey attended the 
Sugar Bowd game and are great Alabama 
fans. 

We were saddened to learn from Pat 
Tucker Turk of the death of Benis Siner 
Whitney's husband who died last summer 
of leukemia. I'm sure the sympathy of the 
class is extended to Benis in her loss. 

Ethel Green Banta writes that Betty 
Sanjord Molster vacationed in New York 
last Fall and that Meta also visited the 
city. Jane Feltus Welch and Jim had a 
vacation in Jamaica and then Jane and 
new baby spent Thanksgiving in Natchez. 
Jane did her first Children's Theater work 
in Louisville this year. Also trying her 
talents on Children's Theater is Frankie 
Coxe. Her little girl, Molly, was featured 
on the front page of the Sunday Atlanta 
Journal Society section last December. I 
was in Atlanta the day of the photograph- 
ing and can promise Molly is a charmer! 

Patty McClay Boggs reports that the 
class is doing well with contributions and 
requests that we keep up the good work! 
She and Flip vacationed in Florida last 
summer. Diane Johnson DeCamp is quite 
active in League of Women Voters as is 
Joan Fankhauser Burrell. They are in a 
Gourmet Club together so see each other 
regularly. 

Many of you are on the move, so to 
speak. Nat Cavallo Willis has moved from 
Richmond to Washington, D. C. Carol 
Clark who is married to Robert Gillen, Jr. 
is living in Short Hills, N. J. Kathleen 
Grant has moved from Baytown, Texas to 
New Orleans. Sue Godfrey Gregory has 
moved to Bethlehem, Pa., and Yola Avram 
is back in the states. She is living in St. 
Louis after a year in Finland. Among the 
international set is Sally Huebner Palmer 
who now resides in Geneva, Switzerland. 
That's all for now! 

Flash! Late news items are most in- 
teresting! Bexy Faxon Sawtelle writes that 
she and Mai have adopted a son, Chris- 
topher Ayrault, born March 27. Bexy says 
life in northern Maine continues to agree 
and that she has become terribly domestic 
— making bread, pickles, jams, and baking 
beans, of course! Another boy child is 



Newell Bryan, '55, 
and husband. Brent 
A. Tozzer, Jr., pictur- 
ed with Mary Lee 
McGinnis McClain, 
'54, Frances Marbury 
Coxe, '54, and the 
Rev. Frank McClain. 



Charles Lane Goss born to Nancy Doutha> 
Goss on April 20. Nancy's second boy was 
born the same day and weighed the same 
as Pat Tucker Turk's newest boy, Maynard. 
How's that for roommatey togetherness! 
Still another new boy is Marty Hedeman 
Buckingham's, Stephen Sherwood, who was 
born Dec. 14, 1961. He was two months 
premature but couldn't be better now. 
Marty and Richard have recently joined 
the ranks of homeowners and spent many 
hours wielding a paintbrush. Other excit- 
ing news is word of Shirley Sutliff's mar- 
riage, June 9 to Tom Cooper, an architect! 
Shirley and Tom will live in Winchester. 
We wish them all the luck and happiness! 

r* f~ Byrd Stone 
y\ I) Library Lane 

Old Lyme, Conn. 

Welcome back, Alumnae News! For a 
while I thought Boston had banned us, 
but apparently Henry Miller has some- 
thing we don't have. 

Thanks to those of you who replied so 
swiftly to my desperate plea for news. 
I'm overwhelmed. Your letters and cards 
were so great I'm almost inspired to write 
you all back, but not quite. It takes all 
my energy just to address my bills. 

My, but everyone has been busy these 
past months! We (I use the term loosely) 
are certainly a most prolific class. Send 
money to the Alumnae Fund immediately. 
We are going to need at least 2 more 
dorms by about 1979 to take care of our 
alumnae daughters. We may also have to 
make SBC co-ed to take care of everyone! 
Robert Steven Schauer was welcomed into 
the world on October 11 by Bob and Kay 
Smith Schauer. Kay's parents traveled to 
Germany to pass judgment on the young 
man and he of course passed with flying 
colors. Mary Talbot Hetlage was born on 
Nov. 4 to Anne Willis Hetlage and Bob, 
and Bruce and Sally Whittier Adams have 
a boy as of Feb. Nancy Howe Entenmann 
and that man she lives with whose name 
I can't remember, have a new daughter — 
Elizabeth (Becky) Howe. They have 
bought a new home in Toledo and with 
Becky and son, Dirk, plan to move in 
soon. Mathew Slack Engleby was born 
March 23 to Jane Slack Engleby and Tom. 
He and brother, Ethan, keep Jane rather 
busy, but she finds time (when?) to "play 
Jackie sans Oleg Cassini" as Tom is run- 
ning for City Council in Boanoke. She 
is also Alumnae Club president for SBC 
there. Marfie Trumbore Whittier and Steve 



welcomed "Bea" Whittier recently and 
have been kept busy with her, tonsilecto- 
mies for the older boys and buying a new 
house in Buxton, Maryland that sounds 
very plush — 4 bathrooms! I guess it must 
have a few other rooms too but these are 
all she mentioned. 

Boy, I've got babies coming out of my 
ears (newest method — much easier!). J 
wish I could think of a novel way to an- 
nounce all these. By the time I finish, 
there's no telling what I'll be saying. Mrs. 
Lilburn Trigg Talley, (alias Nancy St. 
Clair but what a neat name) with aid of 
husband produced a sizable William St. 
Clair Talley on December 13 to keep younj; 
Trigg company. They will move Oct. 1st 
to Winchester where Lilburn x-rays at 
Winchester Memorial Hospital. (X-rays 
what?). Barbara Collis Rodes arrived in 
Louisville Oct. 26. I believe she was ex- 
pected around that time by Barbara Collis 
Rodes and Joe. She was most happily re- 
ceived by sister Mary. Marc Robert Fragale 
has brightened the home of Janet Caldwell 
Fragale and her husband since August 
15th. Before he came on the scene Janet 
had a most interesting job as secretary 
to Kasavubu and Adoula and their delega- 
tion from the Congo for the few months 
they were in New York. She did transla- 
tions for them and interpreted in inter- 
views, news conferences and receptions. 
Edward Altsheler Jay was born in Novem- 
ber to Eve Altsheler Jay making number 
2 child for them. I guess this covers most 
of the recent arrivals although by the time 
this goes to press I'm sure 10 or 15 more 
will be on the scene if things keep pro- 
gressing as they have been. 

Joan Broman Wright and Jim had a 
surprise visit from Mary Ann Hicklin 
Quarnguesser and Stu while they were 
combining business with pleasure in Flori- 
da. The Wrights have a young daughter, 
Elise, whose appearance last Spring pre- 
vented Joan's appearance at Reunion. 
Musn't let these children get the upper 
hand — remember, you're bigger than they 
are! Joan Fisch Gallivan reports 3 chil- 
dren, a girl and 2 boys, 6, 4 and 3. The 
Gallivans have settled in a new house in 
Greenville, S. C. Joan represented the 
Junior League at the Puppeteers of Amer- 
ica Festival in California last year and be- 
fore moving into their new house vacation- 
ed with Jimmy in San Francisco and Car- 
mel. They were to vacation in Nassau and 
Haiti this Spring with 5 other couples. 
Joan saw Weesie Mandeville Grant and 3 
children in Atlanta at Christmas and also 
Laura Hailey Bowen and her 2 girls and 
Leila Thompson Taratus and her 2 children. 

Parksie Carroll Mulholland, Jack and 
children, Randie and David, will move 
from Johns Hopkins to the National In- 
stitute of Health in Bethesda, Md. where 
Jack will be with the Public Health Serv- 
ice for 2 years. The children are most 
excited about the prospect of a real lawn 
and expect nothing less than an "ele- 
phasump" to be living there. I didn't 
realize Maryland was quite so wild! The 
Mulhollands see lots of Carolyn Dickinson 
Tynes and Barney and Brucie Bordle\ 
Gibbs and Jumbo and their daughter 



October 1962 



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Precious (?). I don't know whether this 
is her name or if she is or both. 

Linda Learnard Whitfield and Fred have 
2 sons, Douglas and Cragie. They have 
houht a lot in Virginia and are excitedly 
building a new home. They see Betty Jo 
Early Eberwine and George often. The 
Fb-rwines have a daughter, Mary Eliza- 
be'h. Actually there are about as many 
n-w homes in the class as there are new 
b"bies. I guess that figures. Marty Field 
Carroll and Charlie are building their 
dream house in Florida and are most ex- 
cited over it. Marty has been Barrymoring 
it up at the Delray Beach Playhouse over 
the past few years and most recently flying 
through the air as Peter Pan. The Carrolls 
are looking forward to a month on Lake 
Michigan this summer. Frances Gilbert 
Browne and Herb are in the midst of ren- 
ovating their house. Frances says she 
set a deadline for completion for late June 
which her renovator husband is calmly 
ignoring. The Brownes were pleased to see 
Helen Wolle Evans and Murphy recently 
when the Evans were in Charlotte on busi- 
ness. 

Barbara Brown Page writes from a corn- 
field in Indiana where Bobby is in the Air 
Force. The Pages have 3 children. Bonny, 
Bobby and Ruthie. 4 turtles, a Siamese 
cat and 4 kittens, Whitey. Blackv, Browney 
and Jesus. Barbara apologizes for the latter 
but they were named by 4 year old Bonny 
who thinks for herself, and they were born 
on Easter. Jane Black Clark. David and 
their 2 children spent 2 weeks in Florida 
in February and on their arrwal home 
were greeted by the big storm which swept 
the eastern seaboard. Much excitement at 
Virginia Beach. Macie Clay Nichols was 
married last June to Robert Nichols and 
they are living in Louisville. Cissee Pfeiffer 
was a bridesmaid and Eve Altsheler Jay, 
Barhara Collis Rodes and Mishew Cooper 
Williams attended the weddini. Robert is 
with a division of Chemetron which make; 
pipes. The Nichols expect to be sent 
abroad in 1963. They honeymooned in 
Bermuda where their luggage was mis- 
placed and vacationed later in Aspen 
where they left $250 in a filling station, 
but recovered it. It must be exciting to 
travel with them! Macie reports that 
Cissee Pfeiffer is leavini: in July for Eur- 
ope and hopes to get a job with a refuTee 
organization while there. She also men- 
tioned that Joyce Fackiner is still working 
in the metropolitan area and that Ann 
Hodgin Williams and Johnny are living in 
Louisville with their 2 little girls. 

Denny Dolan Henkel, Steve and 3 girls 
recently moved to Michigan where Steve 
was transferred by his company. They 
hope to take up sailing to replace the ; r 
Colorado skiing. Joyce Lenz Young is all 
involved with such treasured possessions 
as tin cans, milk cartons, and the like. 
Confused? She teaches Nursery School 
and these things are essential! Evie Chris- 
tison Gregory and John will move soon to 
Menlo Park, California where John has a 
job with the Stanford Research Institute. 
They have been at Harvard for the past 
2 years, where Evie tau~ht Nurs°ry School 
part of the time at Wellesley College. The 



Gregorys will be neighbors of Sally Hyde 
McMillin and Scott. Scott is getting his 
Ph. D. in English at Stanford. The Mc- 
Millins have a year old son, David. 

Julie Jackson Coffey and Ed vacationed 
in the Virgin Islands recently. Sounded 
great — sun poisoning, sinus and all kinds 
of neat things. The Coffeys visited the 
Rawleys at SBC in Feb. and went over to 
the Homestead to ski where they ran into 
Mary Meade Boxley and Buck. Julie has 
been busy selling and cultivating bulbs 
and trying to get our class to hit the 50% 
Alumnae Fund quota by June. Van Hart- 
man Ellis and Jim are living in Texas and 
love it. Van worked for Neiman - Marcus 
but has recently "retired" and is now help- 
ing Stevie Smith Settle to get a SBC 
alumnae group going. Sudie Shelton was 
in New York until the middle of July and 
is now in Paducah taking a secretarial 
course. 

Hazel Herring Harvey and John were 
transferred this past Fall to Groton, Conn, 
where John is in the Navy. This move 
made us practically neighbors (at least 
out here in the country 30 or 40 miles is 
neighborly) , so we have seen each other 
a number of times. Hazel and I journeyed 
down to Long Island to see Corky Lauter 
Murray and her adorable daughter Laura. 
Bob couldn't quite take 3 Sweet Briar 
gals all at once so he escaped to his 
mother-in-law's. It's sad when you're pass- 
ed up for a mother-in-law! 

Have left this item until last although 
I suppose I should have had it before 
all the baby announcements just to put 
first things first. Prince Trimmer was to 
get married on June 9 to Joe Knox from 
Nashville. He teaches at St. Christopher's 
School in Richmond. They will spend the 
summer in Nashville while Joe finishes 
his masters at Vanderbilt and then they 
will be living in Richmond where both 
will teach. 

As for me, I've spent a fascinating year 
trying to teach kids they've got 5 fingers 
instead of 3 (this is a great revelation to 
some of them) and exciting things like 
that. Actually I've got a pretty bright 
bunch of First Graders but there are some 
exceptions! My life was made even more 
exciting by catching the mumps from one 
of the little charmers on the day my 
Christmas vacation began. I was well just 
in time to return to school when the vaca- 
tion was over. I'd flunk the child if I 
could just figure out which little Typhoid 
Mary it was. Whew! I feel as though 
I just completed a term paper! 

p r^y Nannette McBurney Crowdfs 

» I / (Mrs ' wmiam) 
^ * 5817 Langford Lane 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

All of you gals who missed the Sept. 
deadline apologized profusely, but as you 
see, it hasn't mattered a bit. When this 
is published. Reunion will be over, so the 
news may be a bit stale. My turn to 
apologize. 

June Heard Wadsworth sent a newsy 
letter from Honolulu announcing that 
Frank is now Lt. Cmdr., still with the 
atomic sub Sargo and was home all of two 



months in 1961. June stays busy golfing 
and beaching with Robbie, two. Dagmar 
Halmagyi Yon writes from Jacksonville, 
Fla., where Joe is interning at the Naval 
Hospital. Steven Anthony arrived May 20, 
1961 to the delight of Jody, two. 

Here's some late news: Mollie Steves 
married H. B. Zachary, Jr. of San Antonio 
June 4, 1960 and is presently in Honolulu. 
Muriel Murphy is now Mrs. Richard S. 
Waterman, living in Montclair, N. J. 

Anne McGrath Lederer is still in Wash- 
ington, D. C. busy with two jobs: historic 
preservation and interior decoration. K. D. 
Moore Bowles and John are working to- 
gether in Washington as stock brokers, and 
Anne Melton Kimzey and Bob joined those 
in the D. C. area last fall. Betty Murden 
Michelson, whose husband Ronald is at 
Georgetown's Dental School, lives one 
block from K. D. Babs Falge Openshaw 
is dreamini in Falls Church, Va. of her 
Maine vacation while chasing sons Jay, 
four, and David, two. 

Lots of news via Lee Haskell Vest in 
New Canaan, Conn., where she and George 
have a "divine" house with four bedrooms 
sitting on four acres. George V rides 
"piggy-bike" to the beach with Lee, who 
is involved with the Junior League and 
editing her prep school magazine. Lee re- 
ports that Joan Grafmueller is in New 
York working in personnel at Look, and 
that Jock and Stella Moore McClintock 
have bought a "nifty" house in Andover, 
Mass. 

Bess Bandy Taft loves Greenville, N. H.. 
where she is making quite a name for 
herself as a bicycle judge for Fireman's 
Field Day. Betsy Denny Candler and Bo 
roughed it in the Canadian Rockies last 
summer, but Betsy has spent the winter 
driving Sambo 12 miles into Atlanta every 
day to kindergarten. Also from Atlanta, 
Ruth Candler Lovett is busy with David, 
five, and Elizabeth, three, while Bob works 
toward his Ph.D. at Emory. 

Lucile Winerich Pipes writes that Dr. 
Bill is in private practice in San Antonio. 
Billy is two and David, one. 

Jane Dunn Ennis wrote a marvelous let- 
ter from Rehobeth Beach where she and 
Howard apparently are running the Repub- 
lican Party of Del. singlehandedly, with 
Howard in private law practice as well as 
district attorney. In addition they have 
acquired a cabin in Canada and a 20-foot 
sailboat in which Jane refuses to ride! 
Daughter Carolyn is three. 

Elayne Steele reports from Dallas that 
she had a fabulous trip to Guatemala last 
summer. Judy Ruffin Simpson is keeping 
things going in Winchester, Va., while 
David is with Llncle Sam for a year. 
Frankie Cornwall Lockart is in a new 
house in Lynnhaven. Va. where Bo is flying 
F4H jets for the Navy. She sees Teensy 
IT ilson Wodruff occasionally, and saw vaca- 
tioning from New York cancer researcher 
Jane Fitzgerald last summer. 

Jeanne Fenrick Bedell announces that 
she and Beedle have lived in Richmond 
for four years and are permanent residents 
along with nursery school Becky and Baby 
Beedle. Also from Va. (Irvington), comes 
news that Suzy Neblett Stevens and Bob 



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Lee wintered at Indies House, Duck Keys, 
Fla., the new Stevens enterprise. Memphis 
Bulh Chairman Elaine Dies Colmar enjoy- 
ed seeing our own Nancy Godwin Baldwin 
on tour for the Admissions Office. 

Helene Perry received her M. A. June, 
1960 and has been teaching math and 
physics in Baltimore. She reports that 
Mary McCarrick is Fashion Copywriter at 
Landsburg's in Washington. Elliott, three, 
and Bobby two, are occupying most of 
Helen Smith Davenport's time in Chat- 
tanooga. Helen had news from Mary Anne 
Wilson Malefakis that she and Edward 
summered at Cambridge with trips to 
Switzerland and France, ending up in 
Madrid for another year. 

Carroll U "eitzel Rivers is teaching biology 
at Ashley Hall in Charleston and minding 
young Buist. almost two. Baba Conway 
Gwin has been teaching French in Oxford, 
Miss, where Bo is in Law School and 
enjoying Melissa, aged three. Peggy Lie- 
bert is teaching second grade outside of 
Richmond. 

Carol Turner Crosswait is working on 
her M. A. at Rice after teaching history 
in Houston for four years while Bobby, 
now Resident in Surgery, fought through 
medical school. Little Gay is three. 

'57 has contributed heavily to the popula- 
tion explosion in 1961 and although I know 
each child deserves his or her own special 
column, available space demands that I 
be brief: Aug. 10 Kristin Louisa to Lisa 
Morton Ordahl and Stafford, New York; 
third girl Sallie Ashlin to Anne Wilson 
Rowe and Sandy, Fredericksburg, Va. ; 
Luther III July 11 to Dot Duncan and 
Luther, Chapel Hill. N. C; Nancy Louise 
Aug. 3 to Nancy Camp Weekly and Jeff. 
Columbus, Ga.; Derby Raines Aug. 4 to 
Jody Raines Daniel and Jimmie, Rich- 
mond; Edward Randall III, Sept. 5, to 
Anne Frasher Hudson and Edward, Ft. 
Worth; third child Alice Dalton. May 15, 
to Susan Elder Martin and John. Lookout 
Mt.,Tenn.; Frances Elizabeth, March 13, to 
Marguerite McDaniel Powell and Keecher, 
Birmingham, Ala.; Childress to Fran Chil- 
dress Lee and Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla.; 
William Russell. July 2, to Char Heuer and 
Bob, Westfield, N. J.; Buford Thomas, Jr., 
Aug. 23, to Mary Webb Miller and Tom, 
Houston; Evans, Jan. 28, to Sandra Stingily 
Simpson and Jim, Birmingham, Ala. 

Lucy Jean arrived Jan. 8, 1962 to make 
three girls for Fritz and Margie Whitson 
Aude in Romulus, N. Y., and Ian and 
Roberta Malone Henderson welcomed Ian 
Wallace Feb. 16, 1962 in Charlottesville. 
Last but not least Carol McBurney joined 
Bill. Warren and me Dec. 15 for a wonder- 
ful Christmas here in Ft. Wayne. News 
of Reunion next time. 

P* (~\ Ann Yoiinc 

|M 517 Rose Lane 
*-* S Haverford, Penn. 

Thanks for prompt action, we had 55 
returns on the Sept. cards. If you did not 
receive one, please let me know. Also, 
please sign your maiden names as well as 
married to cards as that is how you are 
listed. 

Sue Pohl Moulton and Charles plus 



John, one year, are living in Boston area. 
Elsie Prichard Carter had a boy, William 
Walden Carter in Aug. She and Bill are 
in Charlottesville where he is 4th year 
medicine. Karen McKenzie Smith and 
Mack are in Gridley, Calif. Karen worked 
with farm labor children this summer. 
Betsy Browner Pittman's husband is Chief 
Resident in Psychiatry at Emory Univ. 
They have a year old daughter. Tina. 

Harriet Henderson Slubblefield's hus- 
band is practicing law in Owensboro, Ky. 
Betsy Salisbury Creekmore is doing oil 
painting in her spare time. Ann Turnbull 
McLean has settled with her daughter and 
Buck into a cute ivy covered house in Aus- 
tin. Isa Mary Lowe had a lovely wedding 
in Louisville and is happily settled in new 
area, California. 

Nina Hopkins Ferguson, husband, Ca- 
bell 2%, and Tommy 16 mos.. are in Ashe- 
ville. N. C. Sally Beattie Sinklrr and Brock 
are living in Atlanta now. Tabb Thornton 
Farinholt had a son in June, Barbour 
Thornton. She is still teaching Am. Lit. 
at Jr. Collegiate. Fortunata Azores is back 
in the Philippines after a world tour. 

Dede Ulf is teaching 2nd grade in New- 
ton, Mass. She spent the past summer in 
Europe. Happy Jordan Fitzgerald and 
Jimmy, plus 2 children are living in Orin- 
da, Calif. Jimmy is with a bank there. 
Ann Hearin's travels for Vogue have taken 
her to Atlanta. Richmond, and Philadel- 
phia. Her home base is N. Y. Lizora 
Miller is marrying Samuel Yonce in Oct. 
Mary Blair Scott Valentine and Evelyn 
Moore are 59'ers in the wedding. Pickie 
Payne Hester's little girl is a flower girl. 

B. B. Birchfield Thompson says little 
Dan keeps her on the go. Ann Smith 
Heist and husband took a trip from Jack- 
sonville to Phila. with many stops in be- 
tween, including one at S.B.C. Ann Wim- 
bish Kasanin and husband are in Europe 
for a year. Ann Bush Dunlap's husband 
is working on a research project at the Uni- 
versity of Texas. She is finishing up her 
Masters in Eng. Virginia MacKethan 
Kitchin and Corky are living in Virginia 
Beach. Corky is with a law firm in Nor- 
folk. Lee Coleman Kitchin. Jr. was birn 
in Au;. Dottie Moore Lawson is "still play- 
ing the woman of leisure staying at home 
and looking after Tyke." 

Betsy Duke Seaman's newest is Mary 
Hardy, born in May. Kathy Tyler spen' 
the summer in Brazil at an Episcopal Work 
Camp and is now the full time Christian 
Education Director at St. Mark's Church 
in the Bouwerie. Cookie Cooke is studying 
voice and acting in N. Y. and working part 
time in Economics Dept. at Columbia. Liz 
Chambers is back in Norfolk working as a 
reporter on the afternoon paper. 

Kitty Sell Levine and husband are living 
in Canton, Mass. where they've boueht i> 
new house. Jini Jones married Richard 
Dyer on Bastille Day. He is studying med- 
icine in N. Y. where they'll be 'till June. 
Houston Andrews Kilby paid Jana Bekins 
Anderson and the World's Fair a visit. 
Jana's daughter. Ann Carey, is Houston's 
godchild. Kathy Mather Bulgin is living 
in Fhila. where she is teaching school as 
well as plugging away at her thesis. Rachel 
Bok Kise is living in Phila. where her hus- 
band is at Penn finishing up his last year 
in graduate school in architecture-city plan- 
ning. They have a son. Jefferson, born 
last Dec. 



Debbie von Reischach became Mrs. Har- 
manus Swan, Jr. on Sept. 1st. Penny Fisher 
Crowell and Bill visited their parents all 
summer and rented their house. Cay Ramey 
Howard had a little girl.Anais Cay. in Aug. 
Nellie Morrison is off to Munich in Oct. to 
study German at the Univ. there. She's not 
sure how long she'll be there. Betsy Colwill 
is a departmental assistant in the Book Di- 
vision at 77me Life. She lives on the same 
block with Di Doscher and Barbie Lewis 
who share an apt. together. Courtney Gib- 
son is teaching in Fairfax County in Va. 
She spent the summer in Europe. 

Val Stoddard will be married Oct. 13th 
to Mr. Stephen B. Loving. They will be 
living in Worcester, Mass. Ernie Arnold 
Westwig and husband are in Princeton 
area where Ralph is working on an AEC 
project and Ernie is teaching 6th grade. 
They went to Europe in '61. Mary Ballou 
Handy Stettinius and husband, Joe. are in 
Richmond where Joe is an investment 
banker. Ruth Weaver Williams is teach- 
ing "new math" at Roland Park Country 
School in Maryland. McRae is in his last 
yr. of med school. Barbara Sampson Borsch 
had a son in June, Michael Hayne Borsch. 

Donna Ferris Whitehouse, Michael, and 
their daughter, Firth, spent the summer in 
Mexico. They have moved to Saint Louis. 
Mo. where Michael is a designer for an 
architectural firm. Ginny Robinson Bolt 
and husband took two weeks for a visit 
home to Penna. and a trip to N. Y. Sally 
Bertelson Maguire and husband have mov- 
ed to Charleston from Harrisburg. Renny 
is a sales representative for Olin Mathie- 
son. They have a year old son, Christo- 
pher Clasen. 

Virginia Ramsey Easton is secretary of 
the Rochester Alumnae Club. She is also 
singing in the Rochester Oratorio Society. 
Jane Wheeler is enrolled in a 4Vo mo. con- 
centrated course in Hebrew in Israel. After 
finishing there she will go to Paris for a 
while. Judy Nevins LeHardy and her three 
children are back from two yrs. in Japan 
and are living in Alexandria. Husband 
Ward is in Viet Nam until June. Snowdon 
Durham Tyler and Sewall are in Leesburg. 
Va. where Snowdon is teaching H. S. Eng- 
lish and Sewall is teaching temporarily un- 
til he can find the kind of job he wants. 
Judy Sorley Chalmers writs that Doug is in 
his senior year of med school. 

Kay Frowery Greer added a little girl to 
her family last Jan. She, Rhodes, and two 
sons plus little Susan moved into a new 
house overlooking the Berkshires. Sandy 
LaStaiti McDonald had a little girl. 
Laurie, in June. Weezie Marshall Cutchin, 
husband, and three boys have moved into a 
new home in Charlottesville. Joe is in his 
fourth year obstetrical residency at the Uni- 
versity Hospital. 

Diane Clarke Swlegaard-Olsen writes 
that she and her two boys. Bertie. 3 1 /-;, and 
Clark, 1. will join her husband. Bert, at 
Corning Glass Works after the first of next 
year. He has just joined the company and 
is in Sales and Marketing training. Ginny 
Marchant Noyes writes, '"same husband, 
same child (who just said her first word — 
"Book"), same location in Chicago. Loyal 
Polly Space Dunn writes that she is still 
goofing off. 

Ali Wood Thompson and husband, who is 
with Boeing are living in Washington state 
with their three year old son. They've been 
taking advantage of that country's fishing 



October 1962 



33 



and camping facilities. Marge McCullum 
Tillman and husband are in Bryn Mawr, 
Penna. while husband goes to Wharton to 
get his Masters in Business. Susan Taylor 
Montague writes that life in Richmond is 
gay with all of the '59's settled there. 
Cookie Payne Hudgins and husband have 
moved to N. Y. Lizora Miller and her fu- 
ture husband will live in Pittsburgh. Vivian 
Butler Scott, Jim and year old son are 
back in Montgomery. Jim got his Masters 
in tax law at NYU last year. Jane Winje 
Ruedi has a daughter, Susan Barbara, born 
in Munich, and a son, David. Ann Eagles 
Carrell and Bill are at Suffield Academy 
where Bill is a Master. They spent the 
summer in Mexico. Carolyn Blake Whitney 
is living in Buenos Aires. Gordon works 
for an English firm in the investment busi- 
ness. Carolyn went to Harvard Summer 
School this year to get the credits needed 
for her degree from Sarah Lawrence. 

Betsy Smith White (fund agent) writes 
that we missed the 50% mark by 2 people. 
In answer to your polite queries, — I am 
still teaching the little people in a private 
school near my home. My greatest achieve- 
ment to date was an 8.000 mi. trip to the 
World's Fair and West this summer with 
six other members of my family in one 
station wagon. Yes, we're still speaking. 
Thanks again for your cards. 
s # * 

Our sympathy to Sally Beattie Sinkler 
and Ann Pegram Lyle whose parents died 
in the Air France crash on June 3rd, en- 
route to Atlanta from Paris, and to Betsy 
Duke Seaman, whose father, Haywood 
Duke, died September 15th. 

f~ f\ Gwen U. Speel 
|M I 2444 Marcy Ave. 

WW Evanston, 111. 

Brownie Lee is joining the Peace Corps. 
She was to go to Puerto Rico in June for 
physical training, then to Washington, D. 
C, for an eight week course in French 
and Ewe. Brownie leaves in September for 
Togo, Africa, for 18 months where she 
will be teaching English. 

Tucky McFall Ziebold and John were 
married January 26 and honeymooned at 
the Homestead during semester break. John 
graduated in June from Yale and then it's 
back to Charleston for the Ziebolds. Julia 
Scott Todd Ebaugh and Irv are living in 
Atlanta where Julia Scott is still working 
as historian for the Georgia Historical 
Society. She plans to edit and publish 
some papers on confederate naval history 
in the near future. 

Patti Powell Pusey and Bill have moved 
to San Francisco where Bill has started a 
practice. Patti is working as a teller in a 
savings and loan company. Before Patti 
and Bill left for California, they stopped 
in Rye, N. Y., to get Adrianne Massie Hill 
married. A and Mai were married in 
December and after a honeymoon trip to 
Spain and Portugal have settled down in 
NYC. Mai is a lawyer with a private 
practice. A has started working on a 
masters degree in history. 

Ann Weingart leaves in September for 
the University of Colorado Medical School 
in Denver where she'll be doing research 
in animal virology. Ann has been working 
as a research assistant at Cold Springs 




Dinny Muldaur. "60, guest director for the 
Paint and Patches production of "Picnic," 
studying script in the Alumnae House. 



Harbor. Lura Coleman is still working 
as a research assistant at the Lankenau 
Hospital in Philadelphia doing a combina- 
tion of animal surgery and human blood 
studies with radioactive materials. Lura 
is singing with the Savoy Opera Company 
for the second year. 

Carolyn King Ratcliffe has a baby girl, 
Anne Chewning, born last Halloween. 
Carolyn and Clyde are back in Charlottes- 
ville until June '63 when Clyde will com- 
plete his MBA at the U. Va. School of 
Business Administration. Betty Forsyth 
Harris and Billy have a baby girl, Eliza- 
beth Logan, born May 19. The Harrises 
are living in Lynchburg. 

Nancy Corson Gibbes and Joe plan to 
spend the summer visiting their families 
and then return to Boston where Joe will 
be an associate with the law firm Choate, 
Hall and Stewart. 

Lee Cullum and James H. Clark, Jr., 
Dallasite and former Yaleman were to be 
married June 29. They wiU honeymoon 
in Europe, then return to "Big D" to stay. 
Lee hopes to write for the Dallas Times 
Herald in the fall. Annie-Laurie Martin 
and Patrick W. Carlton were to be mar- 
ried June 30 and will make their new 
home in San Diego, California. 

Judy Barnes plans to spend the summer 
lazing at Topsail, N. C, and hopes to 
have visits from Carolyn Gough and Carol 
Barnard. Carolyn Gough is in Washington, 
D. C, working for the CIA. Carol Barnard 
is still with WCBS radio in New York. 
Carol hopes to fit in a quick trip to Eur- 
ope this summer. 

Ellie Crosby left Doubleday Anchor 
Books to begin a new job as assistant to 
the shoe editor at Harper's Bazaar. Ellie 
skied weekends last winter in Vermont. 
She worked like a beaver this spring as 
co-chairman for a dance to benefit Come- 
back, Inc. (organization for the ill, aged 
and handicapped). Jane Headstream is 
now at Harper's Bazaar as assistant acces- 
sories editor. Jane is planning a trip to 
Seattle and San Francisco in June. 



Anne Rienecke is now living in NYC 
and doing statistical work in the circula- 
tion department of Life magazine. Dottie 
Grant is still at N. Y. Life Insurance Co. 
Dottie stopped in Dallas on April 21 on 
the way home from a Caribbean vacation 
to be in Mona Stiles Pursley's wedding. 
Mona and David are both students and 
members of the repertory company at the 
Dallas Theater Center. Both are working 
on masters degrees in theater. 

Maline Gilbert received her B. A. from 
the University of Texas in 1960 and then 
went to the Sorbonne in Paris where she 
and Lee Cullum were roommates. Maline 
returned to Austin to do graduate study 
in romance languages — French and Portu- 
guese. She is taking time out this sum- 
mer to marry Dudley McCalla. 

Rhett Ball Thagard and Tommy are 
living in Birmingham, Alabama, where 
Tommy is practicing law. Katie Mendelson 
McDonald and Jack, married last winter, 
have been living in NYC. Jack will take 
over as manager of the General Foods of- 
fice in San Juan for the summer. 

Mary Anne Claiborne Johnston and Dick 
are at Vanderbilt where Dick is completing 
his internship. In July he will begin his. 
residency in pediatrics. Mary Anne has 
been teaching kindergarten. Anne Catling 
Honey and Kim have a daughter, Elizabeth 
Chipman, born November 21. Three-year- 
old John thinks she's a wonderful toy. 
Kim has two months of service left, then 
the Honeys will move to Richmond where 
Kim will be with the State Planters Bank. 

Linda Sims Grady and Robert have a 
new sister-in-law, Tila Farrell Grady. Tila 
and Henry were married September 16. 
Linda and Robert's 16-month-old daughter 
Anna continues to grow and babbles con- 
stantly. Linda has been taking the Junior 
League provisional course. Claire Hanner 
Stuart and Gene have recently been trans- 
ferred to Tampa, Florida. Libby Dew is 
working as a practical nurse in a Jackson- 
ville hospital and loves her work. 

Mollie McDonald Brasfield taught math 
in '60-'61. After a year she retired from 
the teaching profession to start raising a 
family. Mollie and Evans have a son, 
Evans Booker, born April 1. Evans is 
with a law firm in Richmond. 

Nina Wilkerson is at home in Atlanta 
working as a copywriter in the advertising 
department of the Auto-Soler Co., her 
father's business. Nina says she enjoys her 
work, but misses Boston. Margo McKee 
still lives in Boston where she is a buyer 
for Jordan Marsh. Ann Crouell Lemmon 
and Phyz have made their home in Brook- 
haven, near Atlanta. Phyz works for an 
insurance company. Ann spends one day 
a week working at the veteran's hospital. 

Elizabeth Meade went to Greece with 
her family and Suzi Reitz last summer. 
Elizabeth remained in London until mid- 
February. She saw Jane Hilton Field and 
Peter in London where they're now living, 
also Elsie Burch who is working for a 
publishing firm there. Elizabeth is now 
working for the Evening Star in Washing- 
ton writing short articles, doing rewrites 
and an overdose of obituaries. 

Barbara Beam Denison and George are 



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Alumnae Macazine 



in Washington. George is on the Senate 
Labor Committee working for Senator 
Barry Goldwater. Mickey Oliveri Svoboda 
and Joe, a medical student, were married 
May 29. Mickey works for Senator Thomas 
Dodd of Connecticut. Robin Ould is in 
Washington working for AID as assistant 
to the head of the Near Eastern Division. 

Starr Bullis Phillips has been teaching 
nursery school in Lafayette, Indiana. Starr's 
husband is studying for his masters degree 
at Purdue University. Jane Tatman Con- 
nelly and Guy have just recently moved 
to Indianapolis where Guy is with tha 
Indiana National Bank of Indianapolis. 

Joyce Cooper Toomy taught ninth grade 
English this year and was chairman of the 
department. Charley is finishing his second 
year of dental school at Maryland. Liz 
Few will receive her MA in English from 
Duke in September. Liz is to be married 
in September to Thornton Renfield, also 
at Duke. 

Ellen Pringle Read and Mays have a 
son, Isaac Mays III. Ellen was at Sweet 
Briar for sister Eve's graduation. Judy 
Cowen Jones and Mac have been married 
a year and have a home in Red Bank, N. J. 
Their first baby, Deborah Hodgkinson, ar- 
rived May 14. Mac is a production super- 
visor with E. I. duPont Nemours, Inc. 

Judy Jenks Fraser and Alan were mar- 
ried in October and are living in Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. Alan is with West Virginia 
Pulp and Paper Co. Judy has a part time 
job in a shop filled with imports and is 
also busy doing Junior League work. Karen 
Janssen Brede and Tom, married a little 
over a year, are living in an apartment 
in East Orange, N. J. 

Betsey Belisle Moreland and Jack, mar- 
ried a year ago May, are living in Kansas 
City. Betsey is busy with the Junior League 
Thrift Shop and Republican Party activi- 
ties. Bug Bell Peterson has a daughter, 
Carolyn Elizabeth, born December 31. The 
Petersons live in Oakland, California, 
where Bug is doing volunteer work for 
the Junior League. They plan to vacation 
in Hawaii this summer. 

I have been with IBM as a systems 
engineer since last fall. Currently I'm 
working on a computer program for high 
schools and universities. The computer can 
schedule students into classes at a rate of 
8 students per second. Very interesting 
work. 

Gay Mann Zimskind and husband, Paul, 
announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Mann, 
on April Fool's Day! Gay continues to work 
toward her M.S. in Education at the Univ. 
of Pa. Paul, a virologist, has just been 
appointed to the faculty of Jefferson Medi- 
cal College (Phil.) as Research Associate. 



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Jane Hatcher 

Wake Forest Apts., 1 H 

Winston-Salem. N. C. 



Thank you once again for the splendid 
response and I hope these notes aren't too 
late for the magazine. I left writing the 
column till the week before the deadline — 
typical — and then that coincided with mov- 
ing and starting work in Winston-Salem. 



Bev and Dave Peck and Michael Winches- 
ter, aged three months, are still in Cin- 
cinnati, Dave having begun law school this 
fall. What a string of new babies I have 
to introduce! Cal and Babs Childrey 
Fowler's "Woody" (Calvin Wooding) is 
almost 10 months and a constant source 
of pleasure and exercise for his parents. 
They are excited just by the thought of 
saying good-by to Army life in January 
and returning to Danville where Cal will 
practice law with his father. The suite of 
Storey, Philion, and Hall has been a pro- 
lific one. For Tread and Winifred it's a 
little boy, Frank Treadwell Davis, Jr.; and 

1 don't know who is prouder, they or Wini- 
fred's grandmother who lives in Columbus 
(my home). With Navy duty behind him, 
Tread is now attending G. W. University 
Law School full time. I wonder if Jennifer 
Paine Goodale (Nancy and Tommy's, born 
in May) will remember much of her child- 
hood in Argentina. At least she will be 
reminded of it the rest of her life by 
writing "birthplace: Buenos Aires." Tommy 
is there with Gillette but returning some- 
time this year. Dr. and Mrs. Huston Bab- 
cock (Suzie Philion), down in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., also had a Jennifer and also in 
May. Wouldn't you love to see Suzie 
making formula at 7 A. M.! The newest 
mama and papa are Dick and Sally Hamil- 
ton Staub, whose little Richard was born 
in late August, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where 
Dick is finishing graduate work in account- 
ing. But some of our classmates are be- 
ginning the second round! I get winded 
trying to keep up with two nephews; but 
Mimi Lucas Fleming is unruffled by two — 
Peter, III, 1 yr., 2 mos., and John Lucas, 

2 mos. Nor do two little girls (Leslie, 2; 
Lucy Weeks, 1 ) phase Lucy Canary Ringle. 
She and Ken are in Richmond for Ken's 
second year with the Times-Dispatch. No 
information on Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hof- 
heinz's (Elizabeth Winfrey) little one ex- 
cept that he is named Paul Winfrey. That 
ends nursery news, but some of us aren't in 
that business yet. 

The news from the west coast is that 
Claiborne Smii-h Jones has discontinued 
German courses at Stanford to devote all 
her time to being wife and secretary for 
husband Bobby, who has recently hung 
out his law shingle in Palo Alto, Calif. 
You know Chloe Lansdale couldn't stay 
out of school for more than a year; she 
is taking night courses now and will prob- 
ably continue when the Navy moves them 
from California to the Philippines in the 
near future. 

Louise Cobb is hoping Sweet Briar will 
survive the second year with her on the 
faculty and counting on there being fewer 
students who remember well her antics 
as a student. Louise studied diligently at 
Georgetown the first part of the summer 
and saw a lot of Willia Fales. I can't 
imagine those two letting themselves get 
bogged down in work. Willia loves her 
job with a stockbrokers' firm and this year 
she is sharing an apartment with Rue Wal- 
lace who will be at Madeira again, 

Brian Kelly Welch is not a displaced or 
misplaced person — only in this column. He 
is Micky and Stevie (Barutio)'s little 
bundle of joy. 



Skipping about again, Laura Conway and 
John Nason are fairly permanently situated 
in Philadelphia — actually Bryn Mawr — 
where John has joined a law firm. Maria 
Garnett and William Harvie, Norfolk teach- 
ers in the winter, spent the summer at 
Camp Greenbrier for boys. Splendid work 
combination if you ask me. The Harvies 
and Clarks (Morton and Lynn Adams) get 
together frequently and see a lot of Polly 
Chapman as well. Only it's not Chapman 
now, but Herring. It took a Texan to 
woo and win her, and that's exactly what 
Houston-born Fred Deen Herring did. 

Lou Chapman and Dody Prevost still 
sing Washington's praises as an ideal city 
for a working girl but New York is still 
drawing them in droves. Linda McArthur 
has her apartment there, if not a definite 
job. Between finishing Katherine Gibbs 
and settling down to work in the city, she 
squeezed in a summer's tour of the west 
and the Canadian Rockies. I feel myself 
turning green with envy! New York has 
attracted another fine graduate of Katherine 
Gibbs, Judy Haskell, and again the job is 
unknown to me. Way down in Savannah, 
Georgia, Celia Williams is keeping the 
home fires burning — ably assisting in her 
father's insurance business and keeping 
many a heart a'burning, I imagine. But 
she's leaving the working-world behind in 
February, embarking at that time on her 
Grand Tour with a Savannah friend. Janie 
Arenberg is at home, too; and incredible 
though it sounds, according to her, her 
work is more hectic than college ever was. 
I don't know her position with the School 
of General Studies at the University of 
Pittsburgh but it sounds as though she is 
Dean or President at least! A trip in early 
Sept. provided a pleasant break though. 
Judy Rohrer, Simone Aubrey, and Janie 
all went to Winchester, Mass. to be in 
Patti Anderson's wedding (Mrs. Robert A. 
Warren). Going back a few months. Penny 
Harrison became Mrs. Marshall P. Eldred. 
Jr., in June. They traveled out West to 
Vancouver and back across Canada to 
Ontario for their honeymoon. Home is Lex- 
ington, Ky., at least while Marshall is in 
law school; and Penny is teaching French 
and English at nearby Sayre School. The 
song is right — Bermuda is still paradise, 
certainly to John and Alicia Laing Salis- 
bury who spent a week's honeymoon there 
in June. No honeymoon info on Cozy Ow- 
ings but she also had a June wedding. She 
is now Mrs. George Grant and Baltimore 
is home. All weddings are gloriously ex- 
citing — especially to the participants — but 
one in particular gave me a special thrill — 
Billy and Catherine Caldwell Cabeniss's. 
It happened so quickly — a long back- 
ground though. Billy returned to the States 
from Germany, "engaged" Catherine, had 
a lovely wedding followed by a week at 
Sea Island — and all within a month's 
leave. Now they are in Germany — in Zwei- 
brunken to be exact, in case you happen 
to pass that way. 

After 25 years in Texas, the Gregg fam- 
ily has moved to Greenwich, Conn., and as 
of Oct. Ann will be living and working in 
N. Y. C. By the way, start scraping your 
empty pockets — Ann will be writing for the 
25-year pledges shortly. After one year in 



October 1962 



35 



the south, Sally Owens Miller has had 
enough. Actually she loves the south, or 
claims to. hut Tom is attending the Insti- 
tute of Fine Arts at N. Y. U. And Sally 
is going to — work? Mary Carmichael. after 
a summer of camp counseling in Forest, 
Va., returned to Lynchburg to resume her 
teaching at E. C. Glass; and Sara Fin- 
negan returned to her last year's position 
at Hannah More Academy. She teaches 
history and loves it. Marty and Jill Babson 
Carter have another year of "residency" in 
Rochester, but they already know their 
destination in July, '63 — Atlanta, Ga., where 
Marty will be working with the Public 
Health Services's Communicable Disease 
Clinic. I can think of better months in 
which to be introduced to Atlanta! News 
of Mandy Moltz. too, thanks to Jill. She 
is working for 5 doctors at Harvard Med- 
ical School and trying to sell Molly Haskell 
on the idea of coming to Boston. Sally 
Mathiason and Ted Prince have bought a 
house in Washington but it will be several 
months before they move in — due to certain 
obligations to the U. S. Army. Tubby and 
Susie (Mr. and Mrs. George Pace) have 
already moved — to Richmond, where Tub 



is managing Guy and Taylor's, an insurance 
firm, and Susie is teaching. 

At the time she wrote, Diane Stevens 
was job-hunting in N. Y. C. but anything 
is likely to be a let-down after last year — 
a memorable year of dodging plastic bombs 
and studying under the Middlebury pro- 
gram in Paris. It was no ordinary trip 
home that she had either. As assistant 
counselor on the student ship S. S. Groote 
Beer, she helped orient 250 African stu- 
dents en route to various colleges in the 
U. S. Another restless internationalist is 
Jane Garst, who decided one year with the 
B. B. C. in London was enough and moved 
on to Helsinki. Finland to teach English. 
Speaking of traveling, some of our class- 
mates are not having to pinch pennies as 
prudently as I (or perhaps, wisely, did so 
last year). Patti Birge toured Europe this 
summer with her sister and two friends 
after studying for a year in Potiers. Anna- 
belle Ansley is teaching high school 
Spanish in Texas now. but she also spent 
the summer in Europe. Lucky Sara Hines 
has at least a month and a half to go. 
She and two Tampa friends bought a car 
and are setting their own touring pace. 
Bill and Marty Tucker Stover traveled this 



summer but confined it to the U. S. Among 
their journeys was a motor trip to Montreal 
and Quebec which included a visit with 
Janet Cook in Yorktown. I traveled — but 
mostly to and from North Carolina. Saw 
"Miss Em" Whaley (Mrs. J. Douglas Balen- 
tinet one time which made the trip. She 
and Doug look wonderful and happy. 
They've one more yr. in Charleston and as 
yet are not sure where Doug will do his 
residency. Have you ever wondered, as I 
have, what happened to such transfers as 
Penny Stanton, Judith Atkins Wall, and 
Judy Harris Cutting? You can stop won- 
dering about these three at any rate. Pen- 
ny: graduated from Goucher '61. now liv- 
ing in Boston and teaching 2nd grade in a 
small, Brookline day school. Judy: received 
her B.A. degree from Rutgers in '61 ; now 
in Princeton, working while Tom finishes 
the last year of seminary. Judith: B. A. 
from Boston U., attained while Craig was 
at Harvard Business School; now happy to 
be back in South Carolina — Myrtle Beach 
and Conway — Craig having joined his 
father in the lumber business. 

That wraps it up for this time. If you 
are ever in Winston-Salem, do call or 
come by. 




Mary Blackwell tries to unjam the addressograph while Carol MacKinnon laughs at her. Carol later dropped that whole drawer 
of name plates and Mary had the last laugh. Sandra Maddox is threading the bundle tier in preparation of a mailing. The ad- 
dress and name changes of all alumnae are made on the machine under the clock. Please notice time on face of the clock! 



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Alumnae Magazine 




IN 
MEMORIAM 



DR. MARY HARLEY, Sweet Briar's first physician and the last member of the 
original faculty to retire, died on May 31, 1962 at the age of 97. 

Every student at Sweet Briar from the first class to the freshmen who entered 
in 1934 knew Dr. Harley well, for all were required to take her course in hygiene. 
They knew her as an outspoken person who could be quite vehement on occasions; as 
a person of great capacity who was at her best in a crisis; as a devoted doctor of med- 
icine who gave unstintingly of her time and attention in a real illness or emergency; as 
an an independent spirit; a zealot; as a gentle friend of babies and children. There 
were many facets to the image of Dr. Harley. 

Dr. Harley was intensely interested in athletics and never missed an event, al- 
though she was unable to participate in them herself because of her lameness. It is 
said that nothing started until Dr. Harley arrived. She was fond of remarking during 
the years she served the college, that she knew the heartbeat of every Sweet Briar girl. 
The Doctor's interests were wide and varied — art, literature, handcrafts, children, 
witty and intelligent conversation — but she was really at her best when faced with the 
challenge of a seriously ill student. Then nothing else mattered but the welfare of 
her patient. 

Many remember Dr. Harley's "brilliant red hair, warm coloring, and lively dark 
eyes." As a matter of fact, when she was a young interne at the New York Infant 
Asylum, the artist, Arthur Davis, remarked, "I must paint diat young woman with the 
Claude Lorrain hair." He did use Dr. Harley's hair coloring in several of his best- 
known paintings. 

Dr. Harley set up the first infirmary in Sweet Briar House. Later this was moved 
to the first house on Faculty Row where it remained until the new building, for which 
she was the chief donor and which bears her name, was ready in 1925. Here she 
lived and administered to her patients until her retirement at the age of 70. 

Retirement to Dr. Harley was just the beginning of a new and adventurous life. 
Instead of taking to a rocking-chair, she studied anthropology from Hawaii to South 
America to New York, later returning to Pretoria to chip fossils with Dr. Robert Broom 
in the Transvaal Museum. Her maxim was, "You can do anything in the world if you 
really want to" — and she did! 






1962 Sweet Briar 1963 


September 


20 


Opening Convocation 




26 


Albeneri Trio Concert 


October 


2 


Henry P. Van Dusen, Lyman Lecture 




10 


Louis Rubin: Thomas Wolje and the Changing South 




16-18 


Alumnae Council 




16 


Maurice Pate (Executive Director of UNICEF) 




17 


Founders Day 




27 


Parents Day 




27 


Paint and Patches production, Blood Wedding, by Carcia Lor 


November 


9-10 


Fall Dances 




16-17 


Board of Overseers 




20 


Senior Show 


December 


16 


Christmas Carol Service 


January 


9 


Kenneth Amada, pianist 




16 


Merce Cunningham and Dance Group 




19 


Paint and Patches winter production 


February 




Executive Board of Alumnae Association 




15 


Netherland Chamber Orchestra 


March 


4 


Cameo Opera 




7 


George Boas, Phi Beta Kappa lecture 




7-9 


Symposium: Religion and the Arts 




9 


Paint and Patches spring production 


May 


4 


May Day 

Board of Overseers 


June 


1 


President's Garden Party 




2 


Baccalaureate Sermon 




2 


Parents' Supper 




3 


Fifty-fourth annual Commencement 




3 


Alumnae Association meeting 




4 


Alumnae College 



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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 



man 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Volume XXXII, No. 



Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 



November, 1962 



Kellogg Grant Aids Teacher Preparation 



Sweet Briar is one of 11 small, indepen- 
dent liberal arts colleges in Virginia which 
have recently received grants of $10,000 each 
from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation "to 
improve the quality of their teacher-prepara- 
tion programs and to increase the effective- 
ness of their library services generally." The 
funds are to be used for the purchase of 
books only. 

These grants are part of a series in a 
nationwide three-year program during which 
a total of $2,500,000 will be given by this 
Foundation to approximately 250 liberal arts 
colleges. Institutions chosen as recipients 
must be regionally accredited, must have 
well-organized teacher education programs, 
and need financial assistance to strengthen 
their libraries for these programs. 

Sweet Briar's plan for using this generous 
grant was drawn up by the librarian, Miss H. 
Tyler Gemmell, with the aid of William M. 
Trausneck, assistant professor of education, 
Dr. Phylls Stevens, associate professor of psy- 
chology, and several other staff members. 

Under this plan, Sweet Briar's library will 
build a collection of representative books 
which future teachers will use, both in col- 
lege and later as teachers. These will in- 
clude a wide range of books about the history 
and philosophy of education, and contribu- 
tions to education in many fields. 

In a different category are those purchases 
which will acquaint the future teachers with 
books being used to teach children in science, 
music, art, languages, history, mathematics, 
and other areas of knowledge. 

Sweet Briar faculty members in many de- 
partments are compiling lists of books which 
they would recommend as being useful to 
young teachers. These are important in all 
fields, and particularly in those where new 
methods and new knowledge is rapidly 
changing the content of and the approach 
to subject matter. Their aid serves a double 
purpose: to help enlist future teachers for the 
various fields and to help them when they 
have decided to become teachers. 

In announcing the grant, President Pan- 
nell stated, "I think this is one of the most 
significant gifts made to Sweet Briar, because 
of the great need for more and better-trained 
teachers in the United States in these turbu- 
lent and crucial years. 



"We take great pride in the increasing 
number of Sweet Briar graduates who are 
entering the teaching profession, and we 
are especially grateful to the Kellogg Foun- 
dation for helping us to provide more and 
better resources for our students' preparation 
in this field." 



MORE STUDENTS ENROLL 

FOR PRACTICE TEACHING 

Increased interest in teaching as a profes- 
sion has been evident in recent years at Sweet 
Briar, and added impetus is expected through 
the grant from the Kellogg Foundation. 
Fifty-four students are enrolled in education 
courses this semester, and each year more 
opportunities for practice-teaching are avail- 
able to them. 

This year three senior French majors — 
Anne Pinckney, Lee Kucewicz, and Christine 
Devol — are teaching French twice a week 
in fourth and fifth grades of the Amherst 
public school. All were certified by their 
major department as being proficient in 
spoken French before they were admitted 
to the program. In addition to the hours 
spent in teaching, they have weekly planning 
and consultation sessions at Sweet Briar with 
William M. Trausneck, assistant professor 
of education. 

Teaching French in elementary classes was 
begun last year by four seniors, who taught 
in two Lynchburg schools. Two are teach- 
ing now, and two are in graduate schools 
gaining further preparation for teaching. 

During the second semester, 1 1 students 
will begin practice-teaching. Four of this 
group will teach at the Lynchburg Training 
School and Hospital, a state institution which 
offers an unusually fine opportunity for those 
who wish to teach retarded and other men- 
tally-handicapped children. Two recent 
Sweet Briar graduates were the first to be 
permitted to begin practice-teaching there. 

For the first time, a music major will be 
teaching music at Amherst County High 
School; two other seniors are preparing to 
teach mathematics there, one English, and 
three will teach social studies. 

Last year, eight seniors taught in Amherst 
schools, five in elementary grades and three 
in the high school. 



Curriculum Revisions, 

5-Day Week Instituted 

Revisions in the curriculum and a new 
five-day schedule of classes were put into 
effect at the opening of this academic year. 
There was — and still is — some confusion 
arising from these changes, and time will 
tell whether they will become permanently 
incorporated after a trial period. 

The curriculum revisons, which were ap- 
proved by the faculty in a series of meetings 
last spring, grew out of committee and de- 
partmental discussions over a period of many 
months. In brief, they allow greater flexi- 
bility and opportunities for more indepen- 
dent work in each student's program. 

The Group Plan, which had been in effect 
almost 30 years, has been abandoned as being 
too rigid for the needs and qualifications of 
today's students and their preparation in sec- 
ondary schools. Some of its requirements 
have been retained, but students beginning 
under the new program will have a wider 
choice of courses from which to complete 
them, and with the exception of English 1-2, 
they may be fulfilled at any time during the 
four years. 

A candidate for the degree must still 
achieve proficiency in a foreign language, 
ancient or modern; she must have at least 
a year's course in history; a laboratory science 
(mathematics or a non-laboratory science 
may be substituted if she has had two good 
laboratory science courses at the junior or 
senior level in secondary school); a course 
in art, music, or History of the Theatre; a 
course in anthropology, economics, govern- 
ment, philosophy, religion, or sociology; 
Greek, Latin, or Classical Civilization; and a 
course in the literature of any language, an- 
cient or modern. In addition to her major 
field of study, she will choose a minor field, 
which need not be in a related area. 

Students who have high scores in Ad- 
vanced Placement Tests of the College En- 
trance Examination Board, or who pass 
achievement examinations at Sweet Briar, 
may receive college credit and exemption 
from certain requirements and become eli- 
gible for admission to advanced courses. 

The new five-day schedule condenses 
into this period classes which had formerly 
been included in 5V2 days, and leaves Satur- 
days free, for both students and faculty, for 
uninterrupted study. 



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Self-service for textbooks and supplies speeds the sa 
September. Here is a part of the almost-continuous 
spacious ground floor of the new Book Shop. 

SEPTEMBER STATISTICS 

253 new students entered, including 239 
freshmen and 14 transfers. 

41$ of the freshmen came from public- 
schools, 59 f r from independent schools. 

The freshmen came from 34 states, the Dis- 
trict of Columbia, Brazil, Germany, and 
Peru. 

Largest state representations: Virginia, 32; 
New York, 31; New Jersey and North 
Carolina, 13; Maryland and Texas, 11; 
Connecticut, 10. 

40$ from the North East; 10% from Mid- 
dle and North West; 39% from South 
East; 8%, South West; 2%, Far West, 
V r , foreign. 

\V f awarded scholarships; average award: 
$1,370; range, $500 to $2,100. 

24 alumnae daughters, 2 granddaughters. 

644 total enrollment. 



les to students during the rush of opening days in 
line, checking out purchases at the counter on the 



Alumnae, Students, Parents 

See New Color Filmstrip 

A new sound filmstrip called Focus on 
Sweet Briar was shown for the first time to 
alumnae who were attending Alumnae Coun- 
cil meetings, in October. It was viewed 
shortly thereafter by students and other mem- 
bers of the community, and by parents on 
Parents' Day. 

Comprised of 113 color transparencies, 
with an accompanying commentary on a 
12-inch record, the filmstrip program is to be 
sent to school guidance officers and to be 
used by Alumnae Representatives on Admis- 
sion, either in schools or for gatherings of 
prospective students. 

An alumnae daughter, Elizabeth Hanger, 
'65, is pictured as a prospective student on 
a visit to the campus and later as a freshman. 
Her mother is Sudie Clark Hanger, '42, 
(Mrs. William A. Hanger) of Atlanta. 



Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pate 
Welcomed at Sweet Briar 

For the first time since their marriage a 
year ago in October, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice 
Pate visited Sweet Briar. Mr. Pate, executive 
director of the United Nations Children's 
Fund (UNICEF), spoke informally about 
the work of that organization to a community 
gathering on Oct. 16. He was introduced by 
his wife, the former Martha Lucas, who was 
Sweet Briar's president from 1946 to 1950. 
Later they were honor guests at a reception 
and then they were welcomed by Alumnae 
Council members at an open house in the 
Alumnae House. 

STUDENT HONORS 

Mary K. Benedict Scholarship: Mary Duer, '64. 

Mans on Alumnae Scholarship: Virginia Joachim. 
'63. 

Ewilie Wafts McVea Scholars: (ranking member 
in each class) Virginia Joachim, '63; Cath- 
erine Lynn, '64; Joan Messenger, '65. 

Junior Honors: Helen Dunn. Mary FitzHugh, 
Susan Glasgow, Jaquelin Nicholson, Ashton 
Barfield*. Caroline Keller*. Grace Mary 
Garry*. Catherine Lynn*. 

Dean's List: first semester. Seniors: Nerissa vom 
Baur. Anne Carter, Carolyn Clark. Karen 
Gill. Mary Groetzinger, Ella Hughes, Vir-1 
ginia Joachim, Laurinda King, Jean McRae, 
Jean Meyer, Joan Newhall, Lucy Otis. Renee 
Regen, Lark Schulze, Susan Scott, Letitia 
Skinner, Nancy Wood, Barbara Yocom. 
JUNIORS: Stuart Baldwin*. Ashton Barfield*, 
Helen Dunn, Grace Mary Garry*, Susan 
Glasgow, Kathleen Hsu, Anne Litle*, Cath- 
erine Lynn*. Marshall Metcalf*, Jaquelin 
Nicholson. Evelyn Youngs. Melody McCorm- 
ick. 

* Junior Year Abroad 
Sophomores: Eugenia Dickey. Joan Messen- 
ger. Marianne Micros. Mary Sutherland. 

Tan Phi, Seniors: Nerissa vom Baur, Gail Blanke, 
Carol Crowley, McNair Currie, Deborah 
Doherty, Sarah Hitch. Anne Leavell, Rachel 
McHugh. Keitt Matheson. Juniors: Mary 
Duer, Judy Dunn, Alice Fales, Kathleen Hsu. 






Second Lake Added; 

Old Dam Repaired 

This past summer, for the first time since 
the dam was built in the early years of this 
century, Sweet Briar had a dry lake. 

Increasing leakage through the old mortar 
dam, built before the college was opened, 
has been a problem for several years, and 
repairs had to be made in order to insure 
continuance of the college's water supply. 

Recommendations made by engineers re- 
sulted in the following steps: an earth dam 
was constructed last spring a short distance 
above the lake, and in a relatively brief time, 
a new 4l/ 2 -acre lake was formed; in June, 
the sluice gates in the old dam were opened, 
and within a few days the lake was drained; 
during the summer, a new concrete curtain 
wall was constructed on the upstream side 
of the dam and the spillway was raised to 
increase the water level by six inches. The 
cost of this operation was more than $60,000. 

At present, the old lake is gradually filling 




once again. When it is completely restored, 
its area will cover almost 11 acres, with ap- 
proximately 33,000,000 gallons of water. 
The new, or upper lake, complete with a 
small sand beach, will continue to provide 



swimming, fishing, and other recreational 
facilities until the old lake is re-filled; there- 
after, it will serve as an emergency or auxi- 
liary water supply. Its capacity is about 
10,000,000 gallons. 



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1Q62-. SOMETHING OLD— SOMETHING NEW 




This building, newly-converted Into four faculty apartments, would scarcely 
be recognized by alumnae. A "Y Hut" in World War I, it was Sweet Briar's 
library until 1929. Remodeled on its present site, it served as the Music 
Building until 1961, when it was again remodeled to house 12 students. 
Another transformation occurred this past summer, and now its attractive 
apartments, all with living rooms and fireplaces, bedrooms, baths, and kitch- 
ens, are occupied by four women on the faculty. 



Two entrances lead to public rooms tn Sweet Briar's newest building, the 
Meta Glass dormitory, which was opened in September to 150 students. 
Its beautiful dining room seats 350. The building also has several lounges and 
parlors, a typing room, kitchenettes, and laundry rooms. It is located directly 
behind Grammer and Reld. 




Campbell Phi 'c 



This view of the opening of the 1962 Founders' Day 
exercises, in Babcock Auditorium, Oct. 17, shows 
the faculty on the stage. Dean Mary J. Pearl is 
at the left, front row; President Anne Pannell is at 
the lectern; the speaker, Mrs. Ike S. Kampmann, Jr., 
(Flora Cameron), is at the right; and beside her 
is the Rev. Frank M. McClain, college chaplain. 
In the audience, alumnae are at the left, the Choir 
is at the right, and some of the seniors are shown in 
the center foreground. In keeping with tradition, 
they wore caps and gowns for the first time on 
Founders' Day and marched in the academic pro- 
cession. 

Opportunities for Women in Politics Today" was 
the title of the excellent address by Mrs. Kamp- 
mann, a Sweet Briar graduate of 1946, who is active 
in Republican party politics in her native state, 



Texas. She was a delegate to the 1 960 national 
convention, and served on the Republican National 
Committee. 

After the exercises in the auditorium, many mem- 
bers of the audience went to Monument Hill for 
the traditional memorial service in honor of the 
founders. This year's service also included a memor- 
ial to Dr. Mary Harley, first college physician from 
1906 to 1935, who died last May, at 97. Tributes 
were paid to Dr. Harley and her work by Dr. Lucy S. 
Crawford, retired professor of phi osophy; and by 
two alumnae, Florence Freeman Fowler and Bertha 
Pfister Wailes. 

In the picture at the right, the speaker is being 
congratulated by Prof. Harriet Rogers; Miss Craw- 
ford is in the background, left. 




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Inaugural Sermon by College Chaplain 

The opening sermon of this academic year by the Rev. Frank M. 
McClain, the new college chaplain, is printed here because of its 
interest for parents of students, and alumnae. Mr. McClain. an 
ordained Episcopal minister, is the third res-dent chaplain at Street 
Briar, the first since 1919. In this capacity, he is in charge of relig- 
ious services at the college, and he is a counselor to students, and to 
any other members of the community who wish to consult him. As 
associate professor of religion, he is teaching two courses: Religions 
Ethics, and Contemporary Theological Trends. 

Few of us would be willing completely to forego the lighted 
candles on the cake, and worldly-wise as we have become, there 
is still the memory of excitement the first time we were allowed 
"to see the New Year in." Every day is the same as every other 
day, and each day is a new beginning, certainly, but there are 
days when trumpets sound and when that which was not before 
comes to be. 

Today is such a day. And such a day exists clearly in the mind 
of the Chronicler who gave us our lesson, as he describes David 
the King, raising his hands before God in the presence of the 
people, as it were, making the offering of the Temple in Jerusalem, 
and making it as any offering before God must be made, a 
"sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving." 

"Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, 
and the victory, and the majesty. For all that is in the heaven 
and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou 
art exalted as head above all . . . all things come of thee, O Lord, 
and of thine own have we given thee." (I Chronicles XXIX 2) 

The ideal which the Chronicler places before us is vivid — 
thronging masses of people surround the sun-drenched rock in 
Jerusalem. Gathered there is their offering to be made to the 
glory of God, — the glitter of gold, and silver, the massive 
solidness of carefully-cut stones to be laid one upon another, 
"iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood"; 
oriental splendor is splashed around this temporal canvas. There 
comes the procession for the offering. "The singers go before, 
the minstrels follow after, in the midst of the damsels playing 
with the timbrels." Men singers, and women singers, the sound 
of stringed instruments, and winds, the ominous rhythm of drum; 
leads the way, before the procession of priests moving with treas- 
ured steps, accustomed to solemnity. 

One of their number, yet set apart among them, stands David 
the King. I like to think of David as from Rouiult's brush, "the 
old king," primitive, vigorous, virile, striding head and shoulders 
above the people. Silence falls, more powerful for its context 
in sound. The great moment of offering comes. David the King 
extends his arms, embracing as it were all the magnificence which 
is to be presented to God. And yet, his hands are empty. There 
is nothing which he can present to God, which is not God's already. 
The substance of his offering, as of any sacrifice, is praise and 
thanksgiving. "All things come of Thee, O Lord, and of thine 
own have we given Thee." 

As we read the story of this offering, the Temple of Jerusalem 
to the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in a real sense the 
whole offering to God of the Old Testament, only blind eyes can 
fail to see behind David's outstretched hands and his arms, other 
arms extended, and other hands. "Woe unto me if I preach not 
the gospel" (I Cor. IX 16) "I am determined not to know any- 
thing among you, save JesusChrist, and him crucified." (I Cor. 11,2) 

As we come here this morning, to offer the substance of our 
past lives and of our present selves to God in the immediate year 
we are to share at Sweet Briar, we would do well to remember 
the offering of David the King, that all things which we have 



are of God, and that we give him of his own, and we do well 
always to see our offering in the light of "that one oblation of 
himself once offered" — on Calvary on the Cross. 

One might justifiably be tempted on this morning, to analyze 
the rationale of the new chaplaincy in this place, to seek his 
raison d'e/ie. But perhaps we will discover the reason for his 
being and for his work not so much in words as in the exper- 
ience of living a life in which the implications of, and the import- 
ance of the chaplain and his work, may become clear to us. It is 
best, doubtless, for us today to examine our shared purpose, the 
presentation of all that we have to offer in experience, in knowl- 
edge, and in wisdom, in the service of God's Truth during the 
next months of our lives. Each of us brings wealth as varied as 
gold and silver, cunningly-fashioned stones, iron, and wood, to 
the work before us. And if the flow of time can be caught in 
a moment in time, each of us, and all of us as a people, are come 
here as before David the King, and before the whole congregation 
of Israel — to make our offering. 

The administration, the faculty, the service staff of the college, 
the body of students come here offering many things. We are 
prepared. Beyond the obvious — bank accounts and letters of 
credit, books and supplies, new wardrobes chosen carefully and 
with excitement from "back to school" collections, automobiles 
for some, and new permanents — we bring conviction in the value 
of what we are about to do. Certainly, every one of us believes in 
what he is doing, that it has value, and that in spite of human 
frailty, what we are doing here touches, no matter if slightly, the 
eternal character of the true. No member of the faculty, it seems 
to me, can stand up before a class of young inquiring minds and 
speak without believing that his spoken words ought to be said, 
and that his words carry with them the burden of Tightness. 

Rightness, of course, may be based on sound grammatical struc- 
ture or idiomatic usage, as in the study of a language, or it may 
be revealed in the statement that certain chemical elements under 
prescribed conditions react in predictable ways. Perhaps one of 
the reasons, a poetic reason, for the six weeks' tests (if indeed 
there is any reason for the six weeks' test) is the common witness 
which it gives to a shared belief by teacher and pupil to the 
existence of that which is true. The periphery of human knowing 
is vast and is an area of questing yet for truth. For me the area 
of quest lies somewhere between the differential and the integral 
calculus, but there is an area upon which any of us can follow the 
counsel of Saint Paul to "stand in the faith and quit yourselve: 
like men." We believe that we have something to say which ought 
to be said, and the young are convinced that what we have to 
say ought to be heard. 

When the great Christian saints and the mystics of the ages speak 
to us of faith, it lies far beyond what we mean when we say these 
things this morning, it enters the most intimate realm of human 
and personal relationships, and yet the faith of which they speak 
contains in part the character of such conviction which we, in 
our several disciplines, share — that truth is one, that truth is 
knowable, even if as yet we see through a glass darkly. That we 
are committed to search for truth and proclaim truth, we are 
convicted. We join in presenting our common conviction, as 
surely as if it were the gold and precious stones assembled on that 
rock in Jerusalem where God's house was to be builded. 

Along with conviction, we bring a store of knowledge. Each 
personal gathering is varied. The intercourse of nations, the struc- 
ture of the human mind, the economy of social relationships, if, 
as we have said, there is still the area of quest in each of the aca- 
demic disciplines, therq is still an area in each upon which we are 
able to stand on firm ground. The accumulation of diplomas and 
certificates, lists of entrance requirements fulfilled, the array of 
gowns and hoods in convocation — all attest that we have a body 
of knowing which we bring into a common store. Grammar, 
logic, and rhetoric — the trivium of our fathers — or the quad- 



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rivium — arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music — regard- 
less of how we name them — readin', writin', and sums — our 
minds are furnished with tools and weapons; we bring here as 
hewn stones, cunningly-fashioned for the building, treasures of 
knowledge, every one of us. 

Lastly, we do not come here alone; we come in community of 
interests and experience. We present a living treasure which 
binds us together and which has made, or which can make us one. 
There is common recognition of one another, there is common 
consideration, there is common care for one another as persons 
which in simple analysis outlines the mutual relationship of love. 
The relationship of man and boy, of youth and maturity — in statu 
pupillari. in statu parentis, — has been variously described from 
the Academy of Athens, the Museum of Alexandria, the univer- 
sities of western Europe, or our own little red school house. But 
next to the relationship of man and wife, of parent and child, the 
relationship of teacher and scholar (which, young women, remem- 
ber — is always a reciprocal relationship) is both fertile ground 
for love, and a theatre where the implications of love can be 
shown, placarded before the eyes of men. 

Conviction, knowing, personal recognition, affection, care of 
love, we assemble them all here, — treasures for presentation. 
Like David, we extend our hands before the God of Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob, embracing all that we have brought together, 
president, deans, professors, freshmen, juniors, seniors, sopho- 
mores, chaplain. Let us be sure we extend our hands with David's 
wisdom. "All things come of Thee, Lord, and of thine own have 
we given Thee." 

That Truth is Real, that Truth is One, that Truth may be recog- 
nized, may be learned, and communicated in love, depends upon 
God Himself, -- who is Truth's author, and mainstay, who is 
Truth's giver, the end toward which the purposes of Truth move. 
Folly, confusion, ultimate despair, destruction await us if we place 
our confidence in any other thing than this. 

We will be helped in the making of our offering, in fact we 
will only be enabled to make any offering, if we keep before our 
eyes God's own offering, our Lord Himself, his arms outstretched, 
his life poured out. The life of Jesus was poured out on Calvary 
in a moment in time to be sure, but potentially, and in implication, 
the sacrifice of the cross infuses every moment in time, fills all 



eternity. "Woe unto me if I preach not the Gospel." "I am 
determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ, 
and him crucified." "We preach Christ crucified." (I Cor. I 23) 
"I am crucified with Christ; yet I live; and yet no longer I, but 
Christ liveth in me." (Gal. II 20.) 

I think possibly these words, better than any other, make clear 
what is the role of the chaplain in an institution. To him, men 
come as certain Greeks came to Philip of Bethsaida of Galilee, 
saying, "Sir, we would see Jesus." In some respects, the role 
of the chaplain is not in any real way different from the role of any 
Christian man or woman who, — to the world which comes to 
see Jesus — proclaims Him crucified; and who proclaims in his 
own life that he has died with Christ. 

God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself. The way 
of reconciliation is the cross. Our lives are to be found, working 
out the implications of the Incarnation, the Saving Death, and 
the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord. For our offering to become 
His offering is the core of our salvation and the salvation of the 
world. It is the sacrifice which we bring here like David and the 
congregation of the Jews who, with a perfect heart, offered will- 
ingly to the Lord. What we do today will be worked out in the 
hours and long days ahead, in classrooms and conferences, in 
laboratories, in studios, and on the playing fields. We must, and 
will, forget ourselves as our conviction, our knowing, our loving 
become interwoven with one another in a life. We will, forgetting, 
lose our life. In hours of patience, in hours of painful wrestling 
to learn and to teach, in hours of humble waiting, we will find 
that we have, as Saint Paul put into words for all of us, died with 
Christ, so that we may live with Him. 

Your life here provides the altar of your sacrifice; in our com- 
mon life together, out of the substance of our offering the Temple 
of God will be raised to His glory. I do not hesitate to say that 
this will be so. See, — in the inner eyes of your soul — the 
offering of David the King with the people of Israel. And fix 
your eyes on the offering of our Lord Jesus of Nazareth. Behold- 
ing Him, make your sacrifice in this place; live your life here. 
It cannot fail to express these words "Thine, O Lord, is the 
greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the 
majesty for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; 
thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above 
all." It cannot fail to be given to Him. "All things come of 
Thee, O Lord, and of Thine own have we given Thee." 



Sixteenth Annual Parents' Day 




Parents heard a student panel present an outline of student activities and 
opinions on a variety of topics: curriculum, organizations, religion, inter- 
national affairs, social life. Panelists, led by Anne Leavell, '63, (standing), 
inculuded Bea Totten, '65; Mary FitiHugh, '64; Betsy Pidgeon, '64; Rachel 
McHugh, '63; and Dearing Ward, '63 (not pictured). 



Chairman John Parker presided over the annual meeting of the Parents 
Advisory Board on the morning of Parents' Day, in the Emily Bowen Room. 
President Pannell (seated at table) gave a brief report on the state of the 
college; and Orvel Sebring, Philadelphia, was elected as new chairman. 
A record attendance — almost 500 parents — was recorded for the 16th 
Parents' Day. 



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f Religion and the Arts' 
Topic of March Symposium 

A three-day symposium on Religion and 
the Arts is being planned for next spring. 
Mar. 7-9, as a supplement to the general 
academic program of the college. The last 
symposium, Science and Human I 'alues, was 
held in 1958. 

Keynote speaker for this program will be 
George Boas, a distinguished philosopher, 
critic, teacher, and author, who is a profes- 
sor-emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. 
His Phi Beta Kappa address will open the 
symposium on Thursday, Mar. 7. He will 
also serve as moderator for the entire pro- 
gram. 

Other speakers will include James Johnson 
Sweeny, art critic and former director of the 
Guggenheim Museum in New York who is 
now director of the Museum of Fine Arts in 
Houston; and Dean Stanley R. Hopper of 
Drew University Graduate School, a theolo- 
gian, poet, and literary critic. 

Lucile Barrow Turner, an alumna of Sweet 
Briar, will be featured with the Dance Group 
in a presentation of her original work, Ole 
History's Walkiri and Iren Marik, associate 
professor of music, will give a piano re- 
cital. 

In additional, there will be two exhibits 
of prints by contemporary artists; an exhibit 
of student painting and sculpture; two films, 
Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, 
produced by Ingmar Bergman; and several 
other events now being arranged. 

The symposium, under the chairmanship 
of C. Lawson Crowe, associate professor of 
philosophy, will bring faculty members and 
students from other colleges to Sweet Briar. 
Serving as co-chairmen of student participa- 
tion are two seniors, Sarah Hitch and Anne 
Leavell. 




Cunard Line Photo 

Sweet Briar has the largest representation in the 
group of 110 enrolled in the 1962-63 Sweet Briar 
Junior Year in France. Pictured are: Geraldine 
Bailey, Rosamond Sample, Donna Jo Pearson, Caro- 
line Keller, Barbara Little; Sally Gump, Ashton 
Barfield, Marshall Metcalf, Anne Litle, Margery 
Fleigh; Vera LeCraw; Stuart Baldwin; Laura Den- 
man; Dorothy Norris. Elizabeth Kopper was not 
present when the picture was taken. The largest 
number of Sweet Briar juniors to date (29) are 
studying abroad this year. 




New faculty members this year include: (standing) 
The Rev. Frank M. McClain, college chaplain and 
associate professor of religion; Reynold Burrows, 
associate professor of Greek and Latin; Mrs. Klara 
de Kont, assistant professor of Spanish; David F. 
Anthony, director of Asian Studies; Ralph Aiken, 
assistant professor of English; (seated) Mrs. Cath- 
arine Savage, assistant professor of French; Mis; 
Barbara Blair, assistant professor of chemistry; Miss 
Ann Eckel, instructor in English; and Miss Maria 
Canteli, assistant professor of Spanish. 



Recent Gifts Increase 

Science, Endowment Funds 

Several major gifts for the chapel, for 
endowment, and for the science building 
have been received since July 1, the begin- ! 
ning of the fiscal year. 

Payments of pledges for the chapel in- 
clude one of $50,000 and one of $10,000, 
and the Memorial Chapel Fund has now 
reached $483,000. Of this amount, the 
Kresge Foundation gave $50,000, the total 
of two conditional grants to complete the 
chapel fund, provided it came within that 
amount of its $400,000 goal by last June 1. 

An additional gift of $2 5,825 was added 
to an anonymous trust, with life income re- ' 
served for the donor, bringing to $737,252] 
the total of this gift to Sweet Briar's endow- 
ment; another gift of $10,000 was added to 
the Edward T. Wailes Professorship of Inter- 
national Affairs. 

The science building fund has been in- 
creased by a gift of $10,000 from the 
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation. 

Organ for Babcock 

Completion of the fund for an organ in 
Babcock, made possible chiefly through 
gifts from alumnae and parents, has enabled 
the college to order a semi-portable pipe 
organ, electrically powered, from the Dela- 
ware Organ Co. The organ, which will cost 
$6,728, is now being built, and it is hoped 
that it will be installed in time to be used 
at Baccalaureate and Commencement next 
June. 

In the year which ended last June 30, 
Sweet Briar received a total of $1,619,6111 
in gifts from many sources. Gifts from 
alumnae reached a new record, $185,450; 
the Parents Fund was also the highest to 
date: $112,127. 



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Ford Foundation Grant 
Extends Asian Program 

A grant of $11S,000 from the Ford 
Foundation assures continuation of the joint 
Asian Studies program at Sweet Briar, Ran- 
dolph-Macon Woman's College, and Lynch- 
burg College for a second three-year period. 

The Asian Studies program was estab- 
lished in I960 under a three-year plan at 
the colleges under the direction of Dr. Leslie 
Harris, following the initial grant of $100,- 
000 from the Ford Foundation. 

For the first two years, emphasis was 
placed on South Asia, including India, Paki- 
stan, and Burma. Dr. Harris taught an 
undergraduate course at each college, and 
he conducted a joint faculty seminar which 
was limited to six members from each. 

Dr. David F. Anthony, whose specialty is 
Japan and China, has been director of the 
program since last September. He is continu- 
ing the courses and the seminar in accordance 
with the format established by Dr. Harris. 

The Ford Foundation grants also provide 
funds for expanded library resources, for 
visiting lecturers, art exhibits, dance recitals 
and other cultural events, and fellowships 
for faculty members for special summer stud- 
ies in Asian affairs. 

In acknowledging the new grant, Presi- 
dent Pannell pointed out that the Asian Stud- 
ies p r ogram at the three colleges has stim- 

ulirp.f wirlpsnrpnrl intprpst throughout the 

Lynchburg area. Many citizens have taken 
advantage of the opportunities presented to 
them to become better informed about Asian 
countries, their current affairs, and their cul- 
tural developments, particularly in the fields 
of art, music, and dance. Assurance of the 
program's continuation will serve as a benefit 
to the entire community, she added. 

Indian Scholar Teaching 
at Three Local Colleges 

Dr. I. C. Sharma, professor of philosophy 
at Maharaja's College, University of Rajas- 
than, Jaipur, India, will be visiting lecturer 
during the second semester at Sweet Briar, 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, and 
Lynchburg College, as part of their joint 
Asian Studies program. Dr. Sharma's ap- 
pointment was made possible under a grant 
from the John Hay Whitney Foundation. 




George Boas, distinguished scholar, teacher, and writer, will give the Phi Beta Kappa address, "Art and 
Magic," at Sweet Briar March 7. This will also serve as the keynote speech for the Symposium on Relig- 
ion and the Arts, for which Dr. Boas, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Johns Hopkins University, 
will be the moderator. (For further information about the Symposium, see page 3.) 



During the first five weeks, Feb. 3 to Mar. 
9, Dr. Sharma will be at Sweet Briar. His 
tentative schedule calls for some general 
lectures for the entire community, and several 
lectures in philosophy and history classes. 
Later he will teach at each of the other col 
leges for comparable periods. He and his 
wife will live at Sweet Briar until June. 

Dr. Sharma is the author of several books, 
including: A Critical Study of Western 
Ethics (in Hindi); Modern Educational Psy- 
chology (in Hindi); Rambles in Philosophy 
(in English); and a comparative study of 
Indian and Western ethics (in English), now 
on the press. 

Under a Fulbright grant since September, 
Dr. Sharma has been teaching Indian Re- 
ligious History and Literature at Claremont 
Graduate School and doing research for 
a comparative study of Indian Religion and 
Christianity, at the Blaisdell Institute in 
Claremont, Calif. He was invited to read 
a paper at the American Philosophical Asso- 
ciation meetings in San Francisco last month. 

Dr. Sharma has B.A. and M.A. degrees 
from the University of Panjab, and a Ph.D. 
from the University of Rajasthan. 



Gifts Aid Science, Chapel 
and Endowment Funds 

Three recent substantial gifts to the col- 
lege have been designated, respectively, for 
the science building, for a pipe organ in the 
Memorial Chapel, and as an addition to the 
endowment of a professorship in psychology. 

An unrestricted grant of $3,500 from the 
ESSO Education Foundation will be applied 
to the Science Building Fund. This grant, 
the ninth since the program was started in 
1955, brings to $30,500 the total in grants 
made to the college by this foundation. 

President Pannell expressed Sweet Briar's 
gratitude to the directors of the Foundation 
for their support of private institutions, in- 
cluding the women's colleges, and for giving 
them the freedom to use the grants to meet 
pressing needs. 

A previously anonymous gift of $45,000 
for the organ is that of Mrs. Joe J. Perkins, 
of Wichita Falls. Texas. Mrs. Perkins has 
designated her gift as honoring her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Perkins Prothro, '39, and her 
grand-daughter, Kathryn Prothro Yeager, 

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Buffalo Professor to Head 
1963-64 Program in France 

Gordon R. Silber, chairman of the depart- 
ment of Modern Languages and Literature 
of the State University of New York at 
Buffalo, has been named Professor-in-charge 
of the 1963-64 Sweet Briar Junior Year in 
France, according to President Anne Gary 
Pannell. Sweet Briar has administered this 
coeducational foreign study program, now 
under the direction of Dr. R. John Matthew, 
since 1948. 

Dr. Silber has both the bachelor's and 
Ph.D. degree from Princeton, with further 
study at the univer- 
sities of Grenoble, 
l-'lorence, and Chi- 
cago, and at Mid- 
dfebury College. 
He began his teach- 
ing career at Prince- 
ton, and from 1936 
to I960 he taught 
at Union College, 
Schenectady, serv- 
ing as chairman of 
the modern lan- 
guages department 
for 13 years. Dur- 
ing World War II, he served in the Army 
Security Agency for three years. 

Dr. Silber was chairman of the national 
screening committee for the Fulbright pro- 
gram in France in 1961 and he was director 
of the Paris office of the Institute of Inter- 
national Education in 1951-52. He has 
served for many years on its Council on the 
Junior Year Abroad, and he is a member of 
the Advisory Committee on the Junior Year 
in France. 

Miss Joyce Carleton, of Wilson College, 
Chambersburg, Pa., has been reappointed 
assistant to the Pro- 
fessor-in-charge, for 
the second succes- 
sive year. Miss 
Carleton also filled 
this position in 
1959-60. A grad- 
uate of Mount Hol- 
yoke College, with 
an M.A. from Mid- 
dlebury College, 
she is currently 
working toward a 
doctorate at the 
University of Paris. 

This year, 1 10 men and women from 45 
colleges are enrolled in the Sweet Briar 
Junior Year in France. Since 1948, 1295 
have participated in the program, which in- 
cludes six weeks of preparatory language 
drill in Tours, and the winter and spring 
terms at the University of Paris. Fifteen 
Sweet Briar juniors are in Paris this year. 



New Assistant Dean Named Choir to Sing in Cathedral 




Miss Ann Eckel, instructor in English and 
Resident Counselor of Meta Glass since Sep- 
tember, has been appointed Acting Assistant 
Dean for the second semester of this year. 
She will be special adviser for the freshmen 
and sophomores, succeeding Miss Frances 
Surer, who resigned because of illness. 

Miss Eckel is a graduate of Sarah Law- 
rence College, with a master of education 
degree from Harvard, and she has taught in 
the American High School in Beirut, Leban- 
non, in the Manhasset, N. Y., Junior High 
School, and in an elementary school in San 
Francisco. She also served for six months 
as secretary to an American Broadcasting 
Company correspondent in Rome. 



Admissions Staff Changes 
For Next Year Announced 

Two Sweet Briar graduates, Mrs. Nancy 
Baldwin and Miss Nancy Hudler, will be in 
charge of the Office of Admission next year, 
during the leave of absence of the Director, 
Miss Jean Louise Williams. 

Mrs. Baldwin, '57, who is currently Assis- 
tant Director of Admission, will be Acting 
Director, and Nancy Hudler, '62, has been 
named Assistant to the Director, effective 
in July. 

Since 1958, Mrs. Baldwin, the former 
Nancy Godwin, has been a member of the 
admissions office staff. She was Assistant to 
the Director until the current year, when she 
was made Assistant Director. Following her 
graduation from Sweet Briar, she continued 
her studies and was a graduate assistant in 
speech and drama at Bowling Green State 
University, Ohio. 

For the past four years, Mrs. Baldwin has 
been a member of the Admission Committee 
and she also serves on the Scholarship Com- 
mittee. She has traveled widely to repre- 
sent the college, conferring with prospective 
students and parents, with guidance coun- 
selors, and alumnae. 

Nancy Hudler, who is known to many 
students now in college, was editor of the 
Sweet Briar News last year. As a junior, 
she was a member of Sweet Briar's College 
Bowl team, which appeared three times on 
the nationwide television program. She 
majored in American History and Literature, 
and earned 'distinction' on her comprehen- 
sive examination. A delegate to the Col- 
legiate Council for the United Nations in 
1961, she is listed in Who's Who Among 
Students in American Universities and Col- 
leges, 1961-62. She was a member of the 
Hispanic Society, the World Affairs Club, 
and the Vocational Guidance Committee. 

Nancy was elected as Alumnae Fund rep- 
resentative for her class last spring, and she 
attended meetings of the Alumnae Council in 
October. At present she is attending sec- 
retarial school. 



The Sweet Briar Choir has been invited 
to appear with the Hamilton College Choir 
at Evensong in the National Cathedral, 
Washington, at 4 o'clock, Sunday, March 3. 

They will sing O Clap Your Hands, by 
Vaughan-Williams; Part II of the German 
Requiem by Schiitz; and the opening chorus 
of Bach's Reformat/on Cantata. 

Later that week, the Choir will be heard 
twice during the Symposium on Religion and 
the Arts, at Sweet Briar. They will partici- 
pate in Old History's Walking, with Lucile 
Barrow Turner and the Dance Group, and] 
they will give a concert with the University of 
Virginia Singers. This program will include 
the entire Reformation Cantata and selec- 
tions from Cantata No. 40, also by Bach. 

Vivaldi's Gloria will be the principal work 
sung in a joint concert with the Washington 
and Lee chorus on April 25, at Lexington. 

Senior Wins Chemistry Award 

Senior chemistry major Carolyn Feller 
Clark, Pittsburgh, has been named as this 
year's Sweet Briar winner of the James Lewis 
Howe Award. 

Carolyn was on the Freshman Honor List 
at the end of her first semester at Sweet 
Briar and she has been on the Dean's List 
for the last two semesters. A member of 
the Choir for three years, she serves as its 
treasurer this year, and she was secretary of 
her junior class. She is a graduate of the 
Winchester-Thurston School in Pittsburgh. 

This award is given annually to an out- 
standing chemistry student in each of the 
10 colleges in the area covered by the Vir- 
ginia Blue Ridge Section of the American 
Chemical Society. It includes student mem- 
bership in the American Chemical Society. 

Gifts Received 

(Continued from page 1. col. 3) 

'61. Mrs. Prothro is the wife of Charles N. 
Prothro, a member of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Overseers, and Mrs. Yeager, who was 
graduated with honors in chemistry, is their 
daughter. 

The endowment for the Helen K. Mull 
Professorship in Psychology has been in- 
creased to a total of $150,526 through final 
payment of $40,863 on the bequest for that 
purpose from the estate of Dr. Mull, who 
died in 1958. The first payment from the 
estate, (a sum of $33,129), was augmented 
about two years later by a bequest of $76,- 
431 from the estate of Miss Mull's mother, 
Mrs. Thomas Mull, of Reading, Pa. 

Miss Mull devoted almost her entire teach- 
ing career to Sweet Briar, where she taught 
psychology for more than 30 years. A small 
amount of the income from her bequest is 
set aside as an annual award to a member 
of the graduating class for graduate work 
in psychology. During her lifetime, Miss 
Mull gave the music department and the 
college a number of special gifts. 



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SYMPOSIUM ON RELIGION AND THE ARTS, MARCH 7-10 




Dean Hopper, theologian 



Flannery O'Connor, writer 



Thursday, March 7 

8:00 P, M. ART and MAGIC 

George Boas, Emeritus Professor of 

Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University 
9:00 P. M. Reception 

Friday, March 8 

9:00 A. M, SOME NOTES on the COMBINATION: 
NOVELIST and BELIEVER 
Flannery O'Connor, novelist 
10:00 A. m. Question period 
10:30 a, m. Coffee 
11:00 a. m. The STONES of SISYPHUS 

Stanley R. Hopper, Dean of the Graduate School. 
Professor of Christian Theology and Letters, 
Drew University 
12:00 noon Question period 
2:00 p. m. VISION and IMAGE 

James Johnson Sweeney, Director, 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
3:00 P. m. Question period 



3:30 p. m. 
8:30 p. m. 



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John Ciardi, poet 

Film: The Seventh Seal 
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 
Paint and Patches production 

Saturday, March 9 

9:00 A. m. POETRY and RELIGION 

John Ciardi, Poetry editor, The Saturday Review 

Question period 

Coffee 

Panel Discussion, all speakers 

Film: Wild Strawberries 

Discussion of films and drama 

Dance Concert: Old History's Walking 

Lucile Barrow Turner, with Sweet Briar 

Dance Group and Sweet Briar Choir 
Choral Concert: Sweet Briar Choir and 

University of Virginia Singers 

Sunday, March 10 

11:00 a. m. Worship service. The Rev. Earl Brill, 

American University 
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February, 1963 



Advanced Placement, Credit 
Earned by Many Freshmen 

Admission to advanced courses, and in 
some cases credit for courses from which 
they were exempt, was earned by 109 mem- 
bers of this year's freshman class of 236, 
according to Miss Jeanette Boone, recorder. 
This reflects increased efforts by the second- 
ary schools to meet the needs of able stu- 
dents by offering them advanced work. 

The students' advancement upon admis- 
sion to college was determined by several 
methods. Twenty-nine took Advanced 
Placement Tests of the College Entrance 
Examination Board; some others took exam- 
inations during the opening week at Sweet 
Briar; some were exempt on the basis of 
entrance records; and some were admitted to 
advanced courses after being interviewed 
by the instructors. 

Of the total number, 24 were granted ad- 
vanced placement in at least two depart- 
ments. One is taking work at an advanced 
level in four areas: English, philosophy, 
mathematics, and physics; and four are en- 
rolled in three courses above the usual 
freshman level. 

Among the 35 freshmen who were exempt 
from English I, 2, three were given credit 
for that course and four others were granted 
advanced placement on the basis of high 
scores on the Advanced Placement Tests of 
the CEEB. The remainder were exempt on 
the basis of entrance credentials. 

Five were granted credit and advanced 
placement in American history, two in 
French, and one who was given advanced 
placement in biology will also receive credit 
for the elementary course if she makes a 
satisfactory grade in the sophomore-level 
course in which she is enrolled. 

Advanced placement was recommended 
for 24 in French, including the two who also 
received credit; one in German; seven in 
Spanish: two in music; one in chemistry; 
four in biology; two in physics; and one in 
mathematics. 



Alumna Nominated 

for Board of Overseers 

Mrs. Robert C. Watts, Jr., of Lynchburg, is 
this year's alumna nominee for the Board 
of Overseers of the college. 

Mrs. Watts was named by the Nominating 
Committee, whose choice was confirmed by 
the executive board of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion at its meeting early this month. Names 
of other candidates may be added to the 
ballot, which will be sent to all alumnae in 
a few weeks, in accordance with the by-laws 
of the Association. The Board of Over- 
seers will elect the alumna nominee at its 
meeting in April. 

Well-qualified to serve on this Board, Mrs. 
Watts has long been active in affairs of the 
Alumnae Association. Most recently, she 
served on the executive board as national 
chairman of the Bulb Project for 1960-62. 
She had previously been Bulb chairman for 
Lynchburg, she was the Lynchburg chair- 
man for the Fiftieth Anniversary Fund from 
1953 to 1956, and she was president of the 
Lynchburg Alumnae Club for two terms. 

The former Nida Tomlin was graduated 
from Sweet Briar as a history major in 1940. 
For the next 10 years she was class secretary. 

Since her marriage, Mrs. Watts has par- 
ticipated in many community affairs. These 
include a variety of volunteer services 
through the Junior League, of which she was 
vice president in 1954; the Girl Scouts, 
United Fund drives, American Cancer So- 
ciety, and the Lynchburg Arts Center. She 

Admission to classes beyond the usual 
level for freshmen, on the basis of entrance 
records and interviews with department 
chairmen in economics, history and govern- 
ment, was granted to 20 freshmen by the 
Division of Social Studies. 

Eighteen freshmen are enrolled in a spe- 
cial honors sections of an elementary course 
in mathematics and may enter junior-level 
courses next year if they have satisfactory 
records at the end of this year. 



is vice president of the Alliance Franchise 
chapter and she has also been active in her 
church, and in the Garden Club. 

Serious pursuit of her interest in writing 
has won for Mrs. Watts a number of awards. 
In I960 her short story, Stamp of Life, was 
first place winner in the short story category 
of the writing contest sponsored by the Vir- 
ginia Division, American Association of Uni- 
versity Women, and the preceding year she 
was among the winners in two categories of 
short stories. She has also written a novel, as 
yet unpublished. 

Alumnae members of the Board of Over- 
seers now serve six-year terms, but may not 
succeed themselves. Those now serving in- 
clude: Mrs. Charles Gambrell, (Sarah Belk, 
'39) whose term expires this year; Mrs. 
Frederic W. Scott (Elizabeth Pinkerton, '36), 
until 1964; Mrs. Leonard M.Horton (Gladys 
Wester, '30) until 1967; and Mrs. Houston 
S. Park, Jr., (Ellen Snodgrass, '37) until 
1968. The president of the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation, Mrs. Oscar Burnett (Juliet Halli- 
burton, '35) is an ex-officio member of the 
Board of Overseers during her term in office. 

News Gets High Rating 

A first-class honor rating was won last 
November by the Sweet Biiiir Sews, stu-j 
dent weekly newspaper, through the 67th 
All-American Critical Service of the Associa- 
ted Collegiate Press at the University of Min- 
nesota. 

Sweet Briar's entry was judged among 
weeklies issued by four-year colleges with en- 
rollment of less than 7 50 students. The papers, 
rated by professional journalists, were judged 
critically in various departments, such as make- 
up, headlines, story content, and others. 

The rating was based on issues published 
during the second semester of last year. Some 
were edited by Nancy Hudler, '62, and some 
by Sharon Van Cleve, '64, who assumed her 
editorial post at the beginning of April. 

TheSweetBr/iirNewsis produced by a staff 
of volunteers. No college credit is given for 
theirwork.as there is no course in journalism. 



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1 NOW IT'S THE SCIENCE BUILDING 

2 LE COULOIR FRANCAIS 

by Mary Dyer Sutherland 

4 THE META GLASS DORMITORY 

8 PROGRESS OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA 

by Milan Hapala, Carter Glass Professor of Government 

12 THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

17 THE COLLEGE OF TODAY 

by Julia Sadler de Coligny, '34 

24 BRIAR PATCHES 

25 THE COLLEGE OF TOMORROW 
41 CLASS NOTES 



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Carol Cox MacKinnon, '45 
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Congratulations! 

Sweet Briar's president, Dr. Anne 
Gary Pannell, received an honorary 
Litt. D. (Doctor of Letters) degree at 
the convocation honoring the 75th 
anniversary of Flora Stone Mather 
College of Western Reserve Univer- 
sity, Cleveland, on March 8. 

Mrs. Pannell's degree, conferred by 
Dr. John S. Mills, president of West- 
ern Reserve University, was accom- 
panied by the following citation: 



"Anne Gary Pannell, 
teacher, and administrator. 



scholar, 



"Much of the progress which has 
been made in the higher education of 
women has been the direct result of 
the vision, the energy, and the dedi- 
cation of those women who have 
entered the scholarly life and have 
accepted the responsibility of leader- 
ship in administrative duty. 

"Because you have brought un- 
usual talents of mind to the exacting 
discipline of history; because you 
have challenged the minds of many 
students as an inspiring teacher; and 
because you have brought extra-ord- 
inary talents of statesmanship to the 
difficult art of administration, we 
delight to honor you. 

"By virtue of the authority vested 
in me, I confer upon you the degree 
of Doctory of Letters, honoris causa, 
and admit you to all the rights, 
honors, privileges, and obligations. 
In token thereof we invest you with 
the hood of the University and ask 
you to accept this diploma." 

Mrs. Pannell holds honorary doc- 
torates from the University of Ala- 
bama (LL.D.. 19521 and the Wom- 
an's College of the University of 
North Carolina (LL.D., 1960). 

Martha von Briesen, '31 



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NOW IT'S THE 
SCIENCE BUILDING 



FOR EVERY $10 given to this fund before June 1, 1963 
Mr. Buford Scott, of Richmond, a member of the Board of 
Directors of Sweet Briar, will give $1.00. 

The fund has reached $663,000. The target figure for the Science 
Building is $1,000,000. 



Our past record is excellent — 

In 1957 we met the challenge to complete the Wallace 
E. Rollins Professorship of Religion. 

In 1962 we met the challenge for the Chapel Fund. 

A new Science Building is Sweet Briar's most urgent need! 

All gifts from alumnae will be credited to the 1962-63 Alumnae 
Fund. 



Le Couloir Francais 



by Mary Dyer Sutherland, '65 



CLIMBING from second to third floor in Gray 
Dormitory one finds oneself transported to a 
hall decorated with French travel posters and a plaque 
of French words and phrases such as essuyez vos pieds 
s'il vous plait or entree interdite that are handy for 
hall living. The corridor is quieter than most at 
Sweet Briar, but when a door whisks open and shut one 
can catch a few words of a French conversation. This 
floor is the home of the seventeen girls who are ex- 
perimenting for the first time this year on the merits 
of a Sweet Briar French Quarter. 

For the most part the girls themselves organized 
their experiment; however, in the beginning and 
throughout this year Miss Laura Buckham, Professor 
of French, has devoted much time to advising them. 
During the first week she gave them mimeographed 
sheets of words, like closet and dresser (une armoire 
and un bureau respectively) , to avoid much of the 
confusion of their first days with each other and the 
French language. Now these students frequently gath- 
er around her piano to cultivate a French musical 
vocabulary to complement their spoken one. 

Otherwise the girls operate on their own, under 
the official guidance of the hall president, Mimi Vogt. 
No one could be better qualified than Mimi to head 
the experimental French community. Mimi was born 
in Berlin and attended school there until she was ready 
to enter high school; then she transferred across the 
Atlantic to Washington, D. C. For her summers, she 
returns to Germany; though she says she would like 
to live in the States, she is always ready to visit her 
home. She finds that in comparison to her American 
buddies, her German friends are usually more ad- 
vanced intellectually, better informed about politics 
and books. Dates over there are more often spent at 
lectures and concerts rather than at the screaming 
parties of our fraternity tradition. Mimi plans to 
major in Modern Languages: she speaks German and 
of course, French, knows some Italian, and is taking 
Spanish. In the future, she wishes for a career in 
writing and is presently eying the field of journalism — 
in particular a position as a foreign correspondent. 

The members of the French group are obligated 
to two rules only: they must be taking at least one 
French course and they must speak French at all 



times on the hall. In accordance with the latter ruling, 
the hall maid for first semester developed a very serv- 
iceable vocabulary, working from Bonjour on up. 
Of course, the second regulation has also undergone 
some necessary modifications. The girls may speak 
English with "Outsiders," and they do answer the 
telephone in English as the foreign language seemed 
to upset people, especially male visitors on campus. 
In extremely emotional moments the girls are allowed 
English, or discuss their problems on second floor 
Gray. During exams much English and little French 
was spoken; however, usually a small hint will bring 
anyone's chatter back to French. A freshman once 
wondered if English records would be allowed on the 
hall. Certainly — one may even slip into an English 
song or so in the shower or tub! 

To strengthen their language bond, the girls con- 
gregate often for parties — as Eileen Stroud said, 
"We celebrate everything" — where they have ice 
cream and French songs. Three times a week all 
seventeen sit at French tables for the evening meal 
in the dining hall so they can practice their dinner 
conversation, inviting anyone who wants to brush up 
on her French to join them. Recently they conceived 
a second plan for advertising their community and 
on Friday evenings are opening their smoker and 
rooms to all who wish to come. 

Adding a note of authenticity to the French atmos- 
phere on the hall is Delphine DePury, a student from 
Paris who is spending a year at Sweet Briar. At 
eighteen, Delphine graduated from high school, quite 
an accomplishment as only about 50% of the students 
are able to pass the exams at that age. She then en- 
tered a design studio where she worked strictly on 
practical art and dreamed of becoming an interior dec- 
orator or even a designer of stage sets. 

This year Delphine is happily continuing her lib- 
eral arts education at Sweet Briar with courses in 
American Literature, Modern Prose, Greek, Medieval 
Art, and Aesthetics. She confessed that she needed 
about a month to adjust her ears to the lectures in 
English, especially those by Dr. Nelson, which even 
we must translate from scholarly to lower English. 

Delphine has taken every opportunity in her year- 
long visit here to travel to other parts of the U. S. A. 



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Mimi Vogt, is saying "Bon 
jour, comment allez-vous?" to 
Beth Hunt and Susan Strong 
who look as if they are reply- 
ing gaily, "Tres bien, merci!" 



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Gene Campbell P 



New York seems to be her favorite city; twice this 
winter she has visited her journalist-cousin in Green- 
wich Village. In addition, she celebrated Christmas 
vacation in Michigan and Missouri with two girls from 
Smith College who had stayed in her home on their 
Junior Year Abroad. Christmas here she says is very 
different; at her home, families scatter to the ski slopes 
to await the coming of St. Nick. This summer she is 
looking forward to a two-month trip by Greyhound 
to the mid-western and western states. 

Delphine bases her opinion on the success of the 
French corridor on the very definite improvement in 
the girls' speaking ability since the beginning of the 
year. President Mimi declares that the hall has suc- 
ceeded 100% as a start; the enthusiasm among the girls 
is evident especially at their frequent parties. Next 
year it is hoped that the French group will include 
representatives of both the Junior and Sophomore 
classes. Seniors returning from their Junior Year 
Abroad will also be welcomed to the fold; for the 
future the girls have visions of an entire French house. 

The language has become so easy a habit that the 
girls find themselves speaking it even away from the 
hall. Grayson Rowlett remembers a most embarras- 
sing incident early in the year involving the French 



hall and a visiting member of the French Embassy. 
The girls had finally adjusted to using the familiar 
tu in their conversations with each other, but, being 
somewhat overwhelmed with their new form, they un- 
fortunately greeted the dignified ambassador with the 
intimate way of address. Dictionaries are now passe; 
the girls pick up their new words and phrases from one 
another. That the girls seem to communicate on 
nearly the same level is amazing since some have as 
many as six years of French under their belts while 
others have only two or three. 

Beth Hunt finds that the chief advantage of really 
living with French is gaining the ability to speak flu- 
ently in class. The French Hall generally has also 
proved to maintain an atmosphere appropriate for 
good, serious students. The girls find that it is espec- 
ially easy to do their French homework in their rooms 
where everything around them is permeated with the 
language and culture. For some of the girls who plan 
a junior year at the Sorbonne, or a major in French 
or Modern Languages, their stay on the hall will give 
them the practical experience of a twenty-four hour 
language lab. However, many of the girls plan quite 
unrelated majors, Physics or Math for instance, and 
are simply enjoying their year for love of le Franqais. 



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The side entrance of Meta Glass seen from Reid Arcade. 



^ew to our 
(^ampus 



MUCH FANFARE MARKED the opening of the 
William Bland Dew Dormitory in the autumn 
of 1956 for this was the first major building constructed 
at Sweet Briar since the Daisy Williams Gymnasium 
was built in 1931. Since then, new buildings have not 
been such a novelty on the campus. The Mary Reynolds 
Babcock Fine Arts Center and the new Book Shop were 
finished in 1961 and this year the Meta Glass Dormitory 
was opened to 150 students from all four classes. 

Affectionately dubbed the "Meta Hilton" by the 
girls, its comfort and beauty continue to amaze visiting 
alumnae who invariably say, "We never had it so good 
in our day." 



Cc;ie Campbell Photo 




This spacious entrance lounge which adjoins the dining room is a popular meeting spot for students and guests at meal time. 

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and dear 



to our 



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WE WISH these pictures were in color for then one 
would get a much better idea of the warmth as 
well as quiet elegance that has been achieved throughout. 
Shown here is the spacious entrance room where students 
gather before meals to wait for the bell to ring, or stop 
afterwards for a chat and a cigarette. There is a large 
coat room at the opposite end of the entrance way which 
accounts for the absence of the coats that still jam the 
entrance hall in the Big Refectory. This picture also 
shows the doors at the other end which open into a 
private dining room, furnished by the Sweet Briar Club 
of Richmond and named in honor of Eugenia Griffin 
Burnett, '10. 

The main dining room is beautifully appointed 
with the color scheme featuring yellows and soft grey 
greens that blend well with the view from the arched 
windows. In addition to the entrance way, the dining 
rooms and kitchens, this first floor has a parlor, a guest 
room and a suite for the resident counselor. 

Even the students admit that the single and double 
rooms that make up the three "living corridors" have 
ample closet and drawer space. Each of these three 
floors — the second, third and fourth — has its own 
day-room and kitchenette, and laundry room. Those 
who live on the top floors are especially grateful for 
the self-service elevator. This, plus the private phones 
I paid for by the girls themselves, of course) usually 
merit surprise from the alumnae. 




A convivial moment in the light and airy dining room. 

Perhaps the person on campus who feels that this 
newest dormitory is really his very own is Mr. Peter V. 
Daniel. Treasurer and Assistant to the President. Cer- 
tainly Mr. Daniel dealt with every aspect of this project 
and with all the persons involved in the financing, the 
planning, the construction, the furnishing and the 
decorating. One of the features he points out on his 
personally conducted tours is the intercom system that 
not only allows girls to be called when their dates 
appear, but provides music in the dining room and 
kitchens, as well as important announcements. He takes 
special pride in die planning of the ground floor. Here 
is found a smoker, a kitchen, sound-proof typing cubi- 
cles and vending machines for the students, as well as 
the dining room, rest rooms and service room for the 
faithful and experienced cooks and waitresses. And, in 
keeping with the times, a fall-out shelter. 

SPEAKING FOR the alumnae at the time the ground 
was broken for Miss Meta's building was Edna Lee 
Gilchrist, '26. "Good looks, good taste, good humor: 
dignity, friendliness; high standards of scholarship, high 
ideals — these make up the Meta Glass we knew, re- 
spected, were a bit in awe of, admired, and by the time 
we were seniors, loved. May her building be a reminder 
of all she stood for, to us who were here with her, to 
you who are here now, and to all the generations of 
Sweet Briar girls who will follow in the future." 



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Close-up view of side entrance of the Meta Glass Dormitory. 



Finishing the new Meta Glass 

Dormitory by the time College opened in 

September was a tremendous problem 

in logistics, but when the 

first students arrived it was ready. 



Students living on the third and fourth floors en- 
joy the privilege of using the self-service elevator. 




Gene Campbell Photo 



Entertaining a student in her apartment is Assistant Dean Ann Eckel, resident counselor. 

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EAN MARY PEARL and Dean 
of Students Dorothy Jester be- 
came authorities on the subject of 
"Today's Dormitories for Women" 
after they visited Smith, Wellesley, 
Mount Holyoke, Wheaton, Connecti- 
cut, Goucher, Hood and Mary Bald- 
win and inspected the new buildings 
on these campuses. Many of the 
features that make for the comfort, 
convenience and beauty of the "Meta 
Hilton" are due to their ideas and 



Sweet Briar alumnae who remem- 
ber the times they climbed out the 
windows to sunbathe on the arcades 
will enjoy seeing the sundeck that 
accommodates 125 "bodies." Lest 
the extravagance of waste space be 
feared we hasten to add that this deck 
is on the roof of the refectory wing 
and is well-shielded from all eyes by 
a balustrade. 



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THERE is no more waiting and 
waiting for those busy college 
carpenters from "B & G" to come 
hang pictures, pennants, bookshelves, 
etc.. etc. Each room has a moulded 
groove around the walls and students 
can hang their own without damaging 
the pristine condition of the painted, 
pastel walls. 

Yes, the Meta Glass Dormitory is 
all one could wish for in a dormitory 
designed and furnished for contem- 
porary living, but it will be no sur- 
prise to the Sweet Briar student of 
yesterday to know that many Sweet 
Briar students of today still choose 
Gray! 




In constant use are the typing and study carrels which afford a spot for concentrated work. 



the Meta Grl ass D orm itory 



The Eugenia Burnett Dining Room was moved from Dew to a larger room in Glass and provides an intimate atmosphere for small groups. 

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Progress 
of 
Democracy in India 



by 

DR. MILAN HAPALA 

Carter Glass Professor of Government 



A FEW years ago in a speech to a 
senior class at Sweet Briar I 
raised a number of key questions 
about India's vast and bold effort to 
create conditions of well-being for 
her 440 million people, the great ma- 
jority of whom are under-fed, under- 
housed, and under-educated. The 
questions posed in the talk elicited in 
my mind ready and easy answers. 
After a year of study and research 
at the University of Michigan and 
a summer visit to India spent attend- 
ing a seminar in Indian Civilization 
at Osmania University in Hyderabad 
I am returning a much chastened stu- 
dent of political and economic affairs 
sharply aware of the staggering com- 
plexity of India's challenge and of 
the general difficulty of understand- 
ing Indian civilization. To under- 
stand a civilization, including one's 
own, is to appreciate its political, 
economic, social, religious, and aes- 
thetic thought patterns. "To think 
about a civilization," Robert Redfield 
says, "is to conceive it, to make of it 
a mental artifact, a shaped work of 
intellect." The visitor to India is 
overwhelmed by an explosion of con- 



trasts of peoples, languages, relig- 
ions, and social and economic condi- 
tions. These unique impressions 
and experiences must be related to 
each other and to one's universe of 
values so that a structured mental 
image, "a conceived entity," of the 
civilization appears. The culture 
shock, I would like to add parenthet- 
ically, is often caused by the inability 
to order and classify unique exper- 
iences in terms of a general frame- 
work of categorized knowledge and 
norms of behavior. A philosophical 
self-analysis, to put it somewhat dif- 
ferently, is a necessary step in coming 
to know a civilization. In addition, 
the visitor once he is safely home 
is tempted either to romanticize the 
newly discovered civilization or to 
offer easy cure-alls for the real or 
imagined ills he saw abroad. Lord 
Halifax commenting on the Indian 
question in pre-war British diplom- 
acy wisely remarked, "The charm 
of the problem is that the farther you 
get away from it the easier it seems." 
In spite of the risks and difficulties 
in understanding a civilization so 
complex and different from ours, 



India demands attention and merits 
our careful and patient study at least 
for two reasons. First, even though 
the specter of international commu- 
nism is haunting our days and nights 
and rightly calls for readiness and 
courageous response on our part, 
man's fate in the next generation will 
depend more likely on the successful 
working out of a mutually advantag- 
eous relationship between the pros- 
perous West and the newly indepen- 
dent and developing countries of Asia 
and Africa than on a military posture 
toward the threat of concealed or 
open communist aggression. The 
Western society of affluence armed 
with superior technology and weap- 
ons has been exerting for four cen- 
turies military, economic, and politi- 
cal pressures on the rest of the world. 
Asia is in revolt and Africa is awak- 
ening. The great disparity in the 
living standards between the West 
and the developing countries breeds 
revolutionary discontent and tensions. 
The underdeveloped countries seek to 
maintain freedom and give their peo- 
ples economic security. India is a 
gateway to the understanding of the 
herculean effort of these peoples to 
enter the promised land of milk and 
honey by adopting Western tech- 
niques of production. India and 
other countries that achieved inde- 
pendence after World War II, how- 
ever, are not interested in the slavish 
imitation of the West. They seek 
their own path to a more viable eco- 
nomic and social well-being and they 
are supersensitive to a danger of eco- 
nomic dependency on the West. They 
seek a working cooperation with the 
West as equals. To understand 
India is to understand the difficulties 
and the urgency of developing a mu- 
tually benefiting economic interde- 
pendence between the West and the 
underdeveloped world. 

SECONDLY, India is important 
because she is trying to solve 
the problem of economic security and 
well-being by democratic means. In- 



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dia's acceptance of democracy as a 
means of decision making testifies to 
her faith in man as a rational, respon- 
sible being capable of governing him- 
self and choosing the means of im- 
proving himself best suited to his so- 
ciety. Nehru expressed India's faith 
in democracy in the following words: 
"We have definitely accepted the 
democratic process because we think 
that in the final analysis it promotes 
the growth of human beings and so- 
ciety." Democracy, however, is a 
pragmatic enterprise. The test of 
democracy lies in its ability to solve 
or to make progress in solving the 
problems faced by its peoples. The 
free developing nations are watching 
with increasing interest the viability 
of democracy in India. The tempta- 
tion to abandon democracy and sub- 
stitute some form of totalitarian stat- 
ism would increase if Indian democ- 
racy fails. We must maintain a sym- 
pathetic interest in Indian democracy 
and give it support, if we believe that 
reason rather than force should gov- 



rn the 



rid. 



AS a political scientist I was partic- 
X*. ularly interested in studying how 
successful India has been in adapting 
Western democratic institutions to a 
society that is trying to reconcile tra- 
dition with modernity. The Consti- 
tution of the Republic of India has 
established a parliamentary system 
of government in a federal union of 
states. The parliamentary system is 
based chiefly on the British model, 
while the federal provision has its 
antecedents in the Government of 
India Act of 1935 and the governmen- 
tal documents and experience of Can- 
ada. Australia, and the United States. 
The central government consists of a 
president, prime minister, cabinet 
and parliament of two houses. A 
comprehensive Bill of Rights guaran- 
teeing political, social, and economic 
freedoms, a British patterned inde- 
pendent judiciary, and universal 
adult suffrage complete the formal 



democratic institutional framework. 
Governmental institutions, however, 
are influenced and conditioned by the 
specific historical, social and cultural 
forces of the environment in which 
they function. Western democratic- 
forms have been transplanted in India 
into a cultural environment that is in 
many ways different from the cultural 
soil in which Western democracy 
grew into maturity. What are some 
of the characteristics of the Indian 
traditional culture and society that 
have significant political implications 
for modern democracy? 



WHILE individualism is the key- 
stone of Western democracy, 
the family has been the basic social, 
economic, and political unit in the 
traditional society in India. In this 
traditional society important deci- 
sions faced by the individual about 
education, marriage, and job have 
been family decisions. The individual 
has had to subordinate his wishes to 
the overriding considerations of fam- 
ily harmony and welfare. The family 
demands his complete loyalty and in 
turn provides the individual with 
economic and emotional security. 
The political implications of the 
dominant role of the family are fairly 
obvious. The state tends to be mod- 
eled after the family. India is in 
danger of being ruled by a small 
highly westernized elite that can be 
compared to a council of family 
elders who look upon themselves and 
are considered by the people as the 
legitimate caretakers of the national 
family. Young people seek emotion- 
al and political security in the iden- 
tification with a father-person, a char- 
ismatic leader, best represented by 
Jawaharlal Nehru. Political pro- 
grams and issues, while hotly debat- 
ed, are secondary in determining po- 
litical loyalties and thus cannot be 
translated easily into effective poli- 
cies. Much of the corruption, partic- 
ularly in the form of nepotism, has its 
roots in the priority that the familx 



receives in the traditional society. 
Political offices are often distributed 
on the basis of family relationship 
rather than achievement. 



EQUALLY significant for the 
prospects of democracy in In- 
dia is another characteristic of tra- 
ditional societies, namely the persis- 
tence of localism, the isolation of the 
group and the resulting force of pa- 
rochial loyalties. In India, localism 
and the fragmentation of society are 
reinforced by the caste system, which 
can be perhaps best understood as 
an extended kin group, and the per- 
plexing variety of regional languages 
and religious feelings that spill into 
bitter communal tensions. Further- 
more, political loyalties to a nation 
and a sense of national unity have 
been weakened in the post-independ- 
ence period because the unifying dy- 
namic force generated by the national 
struggle for independence has been 
spent with the establishment of the 
Republic of India. Consequently the 
region and the locality tend to replace 
the central government as important 
centers of political power. Policy and 
decision making gravitate toward the 
regions with the resulting contradic- 
tions and confusions that dangerously 
undermine the sense of national pur- 
pose and will. 

IN ADDITION, in the West, democ- 
racy has been a concomitant of 
industrialism and urbanism. In In- 
dia, the base on which democracy 
rests is the village where 80 per cent 
of the people live. In a traditional 
society the villagers were limited in 
their contacts with the government 
to tax and law enforcing officials. 
Thev had little opportunity to devel- 
op a sense of participation in their 
government. Democracy, however, 
functions successfully only when all 
its citizens participate with informed 
interest in the discussion of public- 
issues. Every citizen must feel that he 
can influence government policies, if 



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he is well informed and takes part in 
elections. What is needed in rural In- 
dia is the transformation of the image 
of the government as a far away dis- 
interested stranger to a concept of the 
government as a collective means of 
self-help. 

AND finally, the functioning of 
democratic institutions is vi- 
tally influenced by certain value-be- 
liefs and ideas spun by man like co- 
coons that protect him, relate him 
meaningfully to his techniques, and 
answer for him the ultimate questions 
of human existence. The traditional 
systems of beliefs and attitudes in 
India are as important for the func- 
tioning of democracy as the formal 
governmental institutions. The be- 
lief in the inequality of man rooted 
in the Hindu scriptures, the notion of 
different rights and obligations for 
each class or caste, the absence of the 
abstract idea of right and wrong and 
the corresponding emphasis an situa- 
tional ethics contrast with the West- 
ern ideas of equality of man, the im- 
personal nature of law, and the 
categorical system of ethics. Above 
all, the Hindu belief that "nothing 
here is of special importance, that 
neither happiness nor misery has too 
much significance" as opposed to the 
Western idea of progress and the be- 
lief in man's potential mastery over 
his environment is a formidable ob- 
stacle to the development of democ- 
racy. More specifically, while the 
West has learned to control the scope 
and the sharpness of competitive 
power politics through political 
parties, the Hindu political tradition 
either extolls power or withdraws 
from it. 

The attitudes and institutions of the 
traditional society may retard the 
development of democracy in India, 
but these handicaps must be balanced 
against recent encouraging signs of 
maturing growth and progress of 
democratic practices and institutions. 
Today, political parties, village de- 
mocracy, and enlightened political 



leadership are some of the strongest 
democratic forces in Indian politics. 
Political parties which are the cut- 
ting edge of democratic politics give 
promise of speeding up the transfer 
of sectional and local loyalties to na- 
tional allegiances. Political parties 
play a pivotal role in democracies 
by linking the citizen with the govern- 
ment, by educating him in public 
issues and by formulating programs 
and selecting candidates-leaders for 
elective offices. The logic of democ- 
racy — the reconciliation of diver- 
gent wills and interests through dis- 
cussion and compromise — necessi- 
tates political parties that enable like- 
minded citizens to express their views 
on public issues, to formulate poli- 
cies, and to press for their execution. 
Since every political party hopes to 
become a majority party so that it 
can form the government and gain 
legitimate authority, it will try to 
appeal to as many citizens as possible 
on the basis of a program that would 
have the widest acceptance. Thus 
political parties, if successful, con- 
stitute integrating forces in society. 
The goal, of course, is not a totali- 
tarian uniformity but a concensus 
that emerges from the confrontation 
of two or more political parties in the 
public arena. 

IN INDIA, the party system is con- 
ditioned by the formal democratic 
framework of governmental institu- 
tions as well as by the general char- 
acter of society, including its relig- 
ious, social, ethnic, racial, and caste 
divisions. The party system as it 
emerged after independence has been 
characterized by the dominance of 
the Congress Party, which has served 
the nation in pre- and post-indepen- 
dence days as an umbrella organiza- 
tion uniting within its fold various 
regional, economic, religious and 
caste interests. Even though no effec- 
tive opposition party emerged, the 
criticism which took place within the 
Congress Party was effective because 
differing Congress factions were sup- 



ported by parties outside the Con- 
gress. Thus in effect, the Congress 
Party constituted the party system of 
India. The party pattern today, how- 
ever, is in the process of transition 
reflecting and strengthening the 
changing composition of the Indian 
society. 

India is making steady progress in 
meeting the needs of her people by 
increasing agricultural production 
and by accelerating the pace of indus- 
trialization. The program of eco- 
nomic growth is giving Indian de- 
mocracy a healthy economic base and 
more significantly is changing the 
structure of her society by giving rise 
to new specifically functional groups 
and interests, including the lower and 
upper middle classes, small entrepre- 
neurs, technical intelligentia, highly 
skilled industrial workers and small 
peasants. These new groups cut 
across the old divisions of caste, re- I 
ligion, and parochialism. Economic 
growth promotes interests and loyal- 
ties that have a nation-wide signifi- 
cance. Political parties are begin- 
ning to channel the interests and 
views of these new groups. Tradi- 
tional loyalties to caste, region, or 
language are still powerful and at 
times are exploited for short term 
political gain by political parties. If, 
however, enlightened political party 
leadership continues to exert its in- j 
fluence on the masses, political par- 
ties based on nation-wide voluntary 
group interests will constitute power- 
ful forces in support of national in- 
tegration. 

SECONDLY, the prospects for de- 
mocracy in India have been 
strengthened recently by the intro- 
duction of panchayat raj or village 
democracy. This form of democracy 
was established first in Rajasthan 
and Andhra three years ago and is 
spreading rapidly into other states. 
In this program the panchayat, the 
locally elected village council, is 
given full responsibility for village 
improvement. One of the most heart- 



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ening experiences I had last sum- 
mer was a visit to a meeting of a 
village panchayat in the south of 
India. With justifiable pride the 
chairman of the panchayat, an ener- 
getic young man, self-educated and 
speaking excellent English, told 
us the story of his village. He and 
the members of the panchayat met 
first in informal meetings with the 
villagers to discuss the ways in which 
they could help themselves by im- 
proving their farming methods. On 
their own initiative, with money 
raised mostly by local taxes, and with 
technical assistance of especially 
trained village workers, several proj- 
ects were undertaken and completed : 
a new community center housing a 
small library of instructional books 
and materials on farming, household 
industries, sanitation and adult edu- 
cation; a modest health center with 
a dispensary staffed by a nurse who 
instructs the women of the village in 
child-care, hygiene, nutrition, and 
family planning; a new school where 
the children study three languages, 
social studies, natural sciences, music 
and art; and a farm shop for the con- 
struction of improved farm imple- 
ments. The plans for additional proj- 
ects were even more impressive than 
the completed work. Of course there 
were obstacles to be overcome and 
the chairman criticised the apathy, 
laziness, ignorance and unwillingness 
of some of the peasants to change 
old ways of life, but he was eager to 
know whether we in the United States 
have similar problems and how we 
cope with them. Are our citizens 
willing to pay higher taxes? who 
hires teachers? who pays for the 
building of new roads? how many 
people vote in local elections? and 
many similar questions were fired at 
me from almost every member of the 
panchayat. I had the feeling that 
here in a village where life stood 
still for centuries men and women 
were learning what it means to be 
free, responsible individuals commit- 
ted to the betterment of village life 



by taking part in their village govern- 
ment. 

1ASTLY, India has been fortunate in 
.J being led by enlightened leaders 
who are committed to democracy and 
who are determined to see it succeed. 
President Radhakrishnan, India's 
philosopher-king, rededicated the na- 
tion to the ideals of democracy on the 
last Independence Day in the follow- 
ing words: "Faith in democracy is 
the binding force of our society . . . 
We have faith in the future of man. 
His nature has changed so often and 
will change again. His life is not 
finished; his present stage is not a 
final one. Man, as he is, is a sketch 
of what man has to be. He is always 
becoming something different and 
often better." 

Prime Minister Nehru, often pic- 
tured not entirely without founda- 
tion in the West as the Hamlet of 
India, vacillating, moody, and tem- 
peramental, has proved his adherence 
to democracy by encouraging opposi- 
tion to his views and to his party. He 
has not always taken kindly to his 
critics, at times he lacks decisiveness 
and is not averse to letting his friends 
engage in crude power politics, but 
his personal commitment to democ- 
racy can hardly be questioned. Con- 
trary to popular belief, other leaders 
firmly dedicated to democracy are be- 
ginning to rival Nehru in appeal and 
power: Morarji Desai, Sanjiva 
Reddy, Indira Gandhi and Sri Dhebar 
to name a few. 

THE BATTLE for a democratic 
society free of rigid social 
hierarchies and providing opportun- 
ities for personal growth for all with- 
out prejudice to race, language, caste, 
religion or political persuasion is 
far from won in India. The revo- 
lution that is transforming the hered- 
ity and status oriented society to one 
based on voluntary functionally spe- 
cific groups is only in its first stages. 
In the ancient seat of Hindu learning. 
the holiest city of Benares, the revo- 



lution has hardly begun. The crowds 
of half-naked holy men, sore covered 
beggars, impassive pilgrims bathing 
in the holy river Ganga, merchants 
selling bronze figurines of Hindu 
gods, garlands of jasmine, pan and 
betel paste and ignoring the aimless 
wandering of cows and slate colored 
buffalos seemed to be in the steel- 
like grip of the ancient way of life. 
On the other hand, the bustling steel 
mills that dot the skyline of the mod- 
ern industrial city of Jamshedpur 
herald the dawn of a better tomor- 
row. The future of Indian democ- 
racy depends on its ability to recon- 
cile the two cities and to usher India 
from the middle ages into the atomic 
era. Political parties based on na- 
tion-wide loyalties, village self-gov- 
ernment and enlightened political 
leadership should impart stability 
and strength to existing democratic 
institutions and enhance the prospects 
of democracy. 

THE QUESTIONS that Indian de- 
mocracy is attempting to solve 
are how to integrate the past with the 
present, how to reconcile tradition 
with modernity. Both are significant 
and important truths in India, even 
though they often contradict each 
other. The juxtaposition of Western 
science and the Western ideas of 
progress, social justice, and democ- 
racy with the traditional culture and 
beliefs produces tensions that place 
India at the crossroads of history. 
Professor Whitehead believed that 
every society contains two antithetical 
truths: "one that culture is assimila- 
tion and imitation of what is best in 
the past, and the other that the tran- 
sience of conditions rendered the 
details of the past irrelevant to the 
present." Can India reject the irrel- 
evant details of the past and keep the 
values that have nurtured her culture 
for centuries upon entering a modern, 
technological and democratic soci- 
ety? This is the task of every culture 
and the task of education : to discover 
the well-springs of the past and to be 
quickened by a sense of the future. 



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alumnae association 



Nominee 



Nida Tomlin Watts, '40 




As announced in the February 
Newsletter issue of the Sweet Briar 
Magazine Nida Tomlin Watts, '40, is 
this year's nominee for election to 
the Board of Overseers. The official 
ballot is on the back cover of this 
magazine. Please send yours in by 
April 15. 

Alumnae Fund 

As of March 1, 1963, 1676 alum- 
nae (24.1%) had contributed 
$143,129.16 to the Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Fund. 27 alumnae had joined 
the Boxwood Circle. This represents 
an increase of .$24,587.39 over the 
total this time last year, and an in- 
crease of 69 alumnae contributors. 

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Fund 
for 1961-62 set new records in every 
category of giving by Sweet Briar 
alumnae. 

Among 58 private women's col- 
leges Sweet Briar ranked consistently 
among the top ten in all categories of 
alumnae giving in 1961-62. 

Number of Donors to Annual 
Alumnae Fund 

1 Smith College 

2 Wellesley College 

3 Vassar College 

4 Mount Holyoke College 



5 Barnard College 

6 Simmons College 

7 Goucher College 

8 Bryn Mawr College 

9 Sweet Briar College 
10 Hollins College 



15,497 
14,239 
10,848 
8,789 
5,479 
4,659 
4,507 
3,963 
3,697 
3,303 



Gene Campbell Phut,, 



Effectiveness of Alumnae Solicitation 

1 Col. of Mount St. Joseph 86.6% 

2 Our Lady of Cincinnati 70.2 

3 Rosary Hill College 66.3 

4 Mount Holyoke College 64.3 

5 Trinity College 61.0 

6 Wellesley College 60.3 

7 St. Mary-of-the-Woods 59.3 



8 Vassar 


57.7 


9 Sweet Briar College 


55.0 


10 Smith College 


54.4 


Total Amount Given to 




Alumnae Fund 




1 Wellesley College $1,447,290 


2 Vassar College 


1.071,502 


3 Smith College 


372,318 


4 Bryn Mawr College 


258,111 


5 Barnard College 


257,197 


6 Sweet Briar College 


185,449 


7 Mount Holyoke College 


173.372 


8 Skidmore College 


151,440 


9 Manhattanville College 


112,804 


10 Trinity College 


110,435 


Average Alumnae Gift to 




Alumnae Fund 




1 Wellesley College 


$101.64 


2 Vassar College 


98.77 


3 Immaculata College 


82.28 


4 Manhattanville College 


70.24 


5 Bryn Mawr College 


65.13 


6 Maryville College 


59.38 


7 Marylhurst College 


52.92 


8 St. Mary-of-the-Woods 


50.24 


9 Sweet Briar College 


50.16 


10 Sarah Lawrence College 


47.85 



Reunion 



All classes ending in 3 and 8 will 
celebrate reunion on June the third 
and fourth. Alumnae of other 
classes will be very welcome and are 
cordially invited to come. The Class 
of 1913, which will have its 50th 
Reunion, and the class of 1938, ob- 
serving its 25th Reunion, will be the 
honored classes at a gala luncheon 
on Monday after Commencement. 
As usual, Reid and Grammer Dor- 
mitories will be reserved for alum- 
nae. 

To avoid the haphazard way class 
elections have taken place in the past, 
will the members of the reunion 
classes please send their nominations 
for class president, fund agent and 
class secretary to their reunion chair- 



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men listed below. In this way a slate 
can be prepared in advance and pre- 
sented sometime during the reunion 
festivities. 

1913 Elizabeth Franke Balls (Mrs. 

A. Kent ) . 1988 Thousand Oaks, 

Berkeley 7, Cal. 
1918 Cornelia Carroll Gardner (Mrs. 

K.N.), Box 967. Williamsburg, 

Virginia. 
1928 Elizabeth Prescott Balch (Mrs. 

Richard ) , 1202 Parkway East, 

Utica 2, N.Y. 
1933 Ella Jesse Latham (Mrs. Robert 

E. I , Episcopal High School. 

Alexandria, Va. 
1938 Marion Brown Zaiser (Mrs. 

Robert A.I, 1248 Monterey 

Blvd., St. Petersburg 4, Fla. 
1943 Ouija Adams Bush (Mrs. 

Robert S. 1 , 3709 Caruth Blvd., 

Dallas, Tex. 
1948 Virginia Wurzbach Vardy 

(Mrs. Richard S.I, 6900 Forest 

View Dr., Norfolk 2, Va. 
1953 Jane Dawson Mudwilder (Mrs. 

Robert H., Jr. 1 , 157 Westwood 

Dr.. Park Forest, 111. 
1958 Susan Davis Briggs (Mrs. Dick 

D.. Jr.). 238 B. Palmetto Dr.. 

Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. 



The schedule is as follows: 

Sunday, June 2 
3:00 

to Registration in Reid Parlor 
9:00 

Vespers 
Lantern Night 

Monday, June 3 
10:00 Commencement Exercises 

Speaker: Vincent S. Jones, 
Executive Editor, The Gan- 
nett Newspapers, Rochester, 
N.Y. 
1 :00 Alumnae Luncheon and An- 
nual Meeting of the Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Association 
3:00 Open House in Faculty Homes 
5:30 Punch Party — Dew Terrace 



7:00 Dinner — Meta Glass Dining 

Room 
8:00 First session of the Alumnae 

College — Emily Bowen 

Room 

Tuesday, June 4 

10:00 Alumnae College — 

Emily Bowen Room 
12:15 President Pannell's luncheon 
— Boxwood Gardens 
4:00 Class picnics 



Aluninae College 

The highlight of the whole reunion 
program will be the Alumnae Col- 
lege, whose theme this year is "The 
Individual and Society in a Changing 
World." 

One new member of the Sweet 
Briar faculty and two others who will 
be well known to many Sweet Briar 
alumnae will participate in this pro- 
gram. Dr. David Anthony, B. A., 
Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D.. 
Yale University, came to Sweet Briar 
this year as Director of the Asian 
Studies Program. Dr. Gerhard 
Masur, Ph.D., University of Berlin, 
and Dr. Milan Hapala, Ph.D.. Duke 
University, are outstanding mem- 
bers of the Division of Social Studies. 

For his portion of the program 
which will deal with China and the 
Far East, Dr. Anthony has suggested 
the following books: 

Chai. Chu and Winberg. The Chang- 
ing Society of China. MT365. 
Mentor 1962. 75f 

Storry, Richard. History of Modern 
Japan. A475. Penguin. $1.25. 

Creel, H. G. Chinese Thought: From 
Confucius to Mao-T se-T ung. 
Mentor 1960. MD269. 50? 1 . 

Two books that will provide a back- 
ground for Dr. Masur's theme on 
Latin America are: 

Tannenbaum, Frank. Ten Keys to 
Latin America. N.Y. Knopf. 
1962. $4.95. 



Herring, Hubert. History of Latin 
America. N.Y. Knopf. 1961, 2nd 
ed. $8.00. 

Western Europe will be the area 
that Dr. Hapala will deal with. For 
his lecture he has suggested reading 
from one or more of these books: 

Carter, Gwendolen M. and Herz, John 
H. Government and Politics in 
the Twentieth Century. Praeger, 
1961 University Series. U504. 
$1.85. 

Hoover, Calvin B. The Economy, 
Liberty and the State. Anchor 
241. $1.45. 

Hallstein, Walter. United Europe. 
Harvard 1962. $2.75. 

These books, most of them inex- 
pensive paperbacks, may be ordered 
through the Sweet Briar Book Shop. 
Those listed by Dr. Masur may also 
be found in manv local libraries. 



Lost Alumnae 

Please write the Alumnae Office if 
you have any information that could 
help us find these "lost" graduates. 

Margaret Spengel Runge '21; 
Lilias Shepherd Williams '22; Helen 
Duckworth Irwin '23; Katherine 
Bruce Rogers '26; Priscilla Noll Keys 
'26; Janie Brown Hood '27; Janet 
MacKain Allen '27; Eva Abbie Cum- 
nock Bass '29; Margaret Lovina Hiett 
'29; Emily Barbara Kumm '30 
Catherine Williams '30; Frances At- 
kinson '33; Mary Taylor Anderson 
'33; Satilla Franklin Means '34; 
Ethel Shamer Lamkin '35: Elizabeth 
Sicard Sita '37; Mary Jane Jones 
Brown '38; Eleanor Constance Wal- 
lace Price '39; Catherine Bracher 
O'Connell '43; Jane Lawrence Houis 
'46; Anne Katherine Stuckle '46: 
Alexandra Marcoglou Pezas '47; 
Elizabeth Corddry '49; Talat Rasul 
Omar '49; Meredith Moore Lynn '50: 
Ellen Galey Tong '52. 



March 1963 



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Are You a Member? 



SWEET BRIAR IS proud of the work of the fifty 
alumnae clubs listed below. Special thanks go to 
the presidents of these active groups. Whether you are 
young or old, serious or gay, married or unmarried you 
will find that the clubs have programs which will be 
bound to engage your interest somewhere along the line. 
If you have just moved and are not on a mailing list 
please call the president of the club nearest you or write 
the Alumnae Office. The club needs you and you may 
be surprised at the fun you will have getting together 
with Briarites of all ages. 




Betty Prescott Balch, '28, Vice-President of 
the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association and 
Director of Clubs, urges you to become 
an active member of the club nearest vou. 



REGION I 

Chairman: Mrs. Charles R. Maxwell, Jr. (Elizabeth 

Scheuer, '34) 113 E. 61st St., New York, New York 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Roger Mackay (Alice Guir'enheimer, '561 
159 Mill Street, Westwood, Massachusetts 

Long Island, New York 

Mrs. Robert Croker, Jr. (Faith Rahmer, '54) 
120 Horton Hwy., Mineola. New York 

Southern Connecticut 

Mrs. Daniel L. Bell, Jr. (Mary Anne Bowns, '54) 
17 Miltiades Avenue. Riverside, Connecticut 

Rochester, New York 

Mrs. Franklin V. Peale (Frances Reese, '54) 
62 Southview Terrace, Rochester 20, New York 

Westchester 

Mrs. Edward D. Cummings (Dorothy White, '41) 
531 Manor Ridge Road. Pelham Manor, New York 

New York City 

Miss Anne H. Joyce, '53 

1665 Fifth Avenue, New York 29, New York 

Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Walter Brown (Catherine Barnett, '49) 
29 Crescent Road, Madison, New Jersey 

Princeton 

Mrs. James E. Burke (Alice Eubank, '46) 
158 Springdale Road, Princeton, New Jersey 

Syracuse 

Miss Ann Worboys, '61 

118 Chatham Road, Syracuse 6, New York 



Utica - Mohawk Valley Area 

Mrs. Lawrence B. Cook (Lillian Steele, '36) 
1309 Bedford Street, Rome, New York 

REGION II 

Chairman: Mrs. Alfred H. Williams, Jr. (Virginia Eady. 
'38) Riverside Drive and Shirley Road 
Richmond 25, Virginia 

Charlottesville 

Mrs. Charles E. Echols (Rosalie Ogilvie, '54) 
2501 Northfields Rd.. RFD 5, Charlottesville, Va. 

Lexington 

Miss Louise Moore, '50 
615 Stonewall Street, Lexington. Virginia 

Lynchburg 

Mrs. Bernard Reams (Ann Morrison, '42) 
7 N. Princeton Circle, Lynchburg, Virginia 

Norfolk 

Mrs. John Twohy, IV (Margaret Addington, '48) 
550 Pembroke Avenue. Norfolk 7, Virginia 

Peninsula 

Mrs. Joseph J. Woodward (Virginia Vesey, '33) 
4 Merry Circle. Newport News, Virginia 

Richmond 

Mrs. Peyton Winfree, Jr. (Betty Cocke, '36) 
8913 River Road, Richmond, Virginia 



Roanoke 

Mrs. Robert S. Goldsmith (Isabel Grayson, 
2905 Carolina Ave., S. W., Roanoke, Va. 



"53) 



Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Edward Leonard (Ann Colston, '47) 

3704 Kenilworth Driveway, N. Chevy Chase, Md. 



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REGION III 

Chairman: Mrs. H. Donald Schwaab (Leila Van Leer, 
'33) 218 Tunbridge Road, Baltimore 12. Maryland 

Wilmington, Delaware 

Mrs. Andrew B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. (Frances Cone, '50) 
1 Westover Circle, Wilmington 6. Delaware 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Mrs. E. Stuart Quarngesser (Mary Ann Hicklin, '56) 
269 Stanmore Road. Baltimore, Maryland 

Philadelphia 

Mrs. Henry S. McNeil (Lois Fernley, '401 
Hickory Farm, Hickory Rd., 

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 

Pittsburgh 

Miss Jane Arensberg, '61 

314 South Dallas. Pittsburgh 8, Pennsylvania 

REGION IV 

Chairman: Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. (Dorothy Nicholson, 
'38) 2840 St. Andrews Lane, Charlotte 5, N. C. 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. F. Thomas Miller, Jr. (Martha Brooks, '41) 
630 Colville Road, Charlotte 7. North Carolina 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Mrs. John H. Dillard (Frances Marr, '50) 
1508 Colonial, Greensboro, North Carolina 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Mrs. Murphy Evans (Helen Wolfe, '56) 

5008 Rembert Drive, Raleigh. North Carolina 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Linwood P. Harrell (Adele Vogel, '62) 

18 E. College Village Apts., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Charleston, South Carolina 

Mrs. Benjamin A. Hagood (Derrill Maybank, '55) 
63 Meeting Street, Charleston, S. C. 

REGION V 

Chairman: Mrs. Edward Dwelle.Jr. (Jacquelyn Strickland. 
'35) 4948 Morven Road, Jacksonville 10, Florida 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Mrs. James E. Simpson (Sandra Stingily, '57) 
Shamley Drive, Birmingham 13, Alabama 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. John Mobley (Sue Lawton, '55) 

716 Longwood Drive, N. W., Atlanta 5, Georgia 

Savannah, Georgia 

Mrs. Freeman N. Jelks, Jr. (Laura Connerat, '62) 
48 E. Broad Street, Savannah, Georgia 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Mrs. Richard Brooke, Jr. (Julia Olive Craig. '58) 
4936 Ortega Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 



Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. Harry V. Campbell (Esther Tyler, '29) 

1233 Oakmont Road, Charleston 4, West Virginia 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Mrs. Robert D. Gruen (Virginia Fosler, '34) 
530 E. 70th Street, Indianapolis 20, Indiana 

REGION VII 

Chairman: Mrs. Yorke Bannard (Ann Henderson, '49) 
808 Bryant Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

Mrs. Gerald Kaplan (Gwen Speel, '60) 
837 Mulford Street, Evanston, Illinois 

Columbus, Ohio 

Mrs. W. Todd Furniss (Barbara Ripley. '42) 
129 Indian Springs Drive. Columbus 14, Ohio 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Edward Crane (Janet Broman, '51) 
19813 Lanbury, Warrensville Heights 22, Ohio 

Toledo, Ohio 

Miss Mary Louise Holton, '46 
2318 Densmore Rd.. Toledo. Ohio 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Mrs. Frank Briber, Jr. (Anne Mcjunkin, '43) 
7525 Links Way, Milwaukee 17, Wisconsin 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Mrs. Ray Perry (Margaret Eggers, '44) 
Rt. 3. Box 448. Excelsior, Minnesota 



REGION VIII 

Chairman: Mrs. Garth E. Fort (Chloe Frierson, '36) 
219 Jackson Blvd.. Nashville, Tennessee 

St. Louis 

Mrs. E. R. Hurd, Jr. (Marjorie Lasar, '34) 
7416 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 30, Missouri 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. Thomas L. Buttram (Jacquelin Olds Jacobs, 
'49) Wood Nymph Trail. Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Mrs. Lovick Pierce, Jr. (Elizabeth Shwab, '60) 
264 Harding Place, Nashville, Tennessee 



REGION IX 

Chairman: Mrs. Ike S. Kampmann, Jr. (Flora Cameron, 
'46) 315 Westover Road, San Antonio 9, Texas 

Houston, Texas 

Vice-President: Mrs. Catherine Cage Mooney 
(Catherine Cage, '55) 2722 Steel, Houston 6, Tex. 

Dallas, Texas 

Mrs. Robert Bush (Ouija Adams, '43) 
3709 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, Texas 



REGION VI 

Chairman: Mrs. John E. Roth, Jr. (Joan DeVore, '41) 
3534 Deep Woods Lane, Cincinnati 8, Ohio 

Lexincton, Kentucky 

Mrs. Nathan Elliott (Lloyd Lanier, '38) 

1540 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. James S. Welch (Jane Feltus, '55) 
30 Southwind Road, Louisville, Kentucky 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph S. Crothers (Elizabeth Sparrow, '24) 
6895 Farm Brook, Cincinnati 8, Ohio 



REGION X 

Chairman: Mrs. Hugh L. Macneil (Virginia Bagby, '41 i 
1199 So. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, California 

Southern California 

Mrs. Edward Glad (Suzanne Lockley, '51) 
5181 Princess Ann, La Canada. California 



San Francisco, California 

Mrs. Richard R. Treadwell (Patronella Sykes, 
Woodhaven Road, Ross, California 

Denver, Colorado 

Mrs. Richard Riddell (Jane Lindsey, '55) 
2851 South York Street, Denver, Colorado 



'58) 



March 1963 



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Alumnae Magazine 



"The College of Today" as seen through the eyes of Julia . 
Sadler de Coligny '34 is a companion article to the special 
supplement "The College of Tomorrow." Mrs. de Coligny 
served as Assistant Dean at Sweet Briar 1959-61. 
"The College of Tomorrow" was prepared under the direction 
of a group known as Editorial Projects for Education of 
which the editor of the Sweet Briar Magazine is a member. 



THE COLLEGE 
OF TODAY 

by JULIA SADLER de COLIGNY '34 



This picture of two Sweet Briar stu- 
dents studying on the lawn in front 
of Fletcher was taken by Phoebe 
Pierson Dunn, '36, well known pho- 
tographer who will have an exhibi- 
tion at the College later this spring. 



March 1963 



WHAT OF THE Sweet Briar girl of today? Who is she and 
where is she going? How does she differ from the Sweet 
Briar girl of her mother's and grandmother's day? And what will 
she be like in the future? 

Sweet Briar is still too young to have many alumnae grand- 
daughters in college, but there are a few — enough to know that 
the spirit of them all is essentially the same; her setting is the 
same, though the facilities are greatly increased; but each in her 
own time has been something special — something unique, and, 
we like to think, superior. The alumna who says, "I could never 
get into Sweet Briar today," is selling herself short since she 
doesn't know what she would be if she were a product of the 
current preparatory programs. 

Grandmother was a trail-blazer. She was seeking higher 
education away from the home nest in a rarefied atmosphere, 
showing her daring by taking her chances on a small, brand new 
institution of yet undetermined reputation. She was warned by 
her parents to be educated if she must, but not to let it interfere 
with her femininity and charm. She often had the makings of a 
strong scholar, but hers was the era of the unfurrowed brow, 
and a stretched brain was something to keep from the public eye. 



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MOTHER was a child of the stockmarket crash and 
the depression. She proved that she could knuckle 
down and wait tables, sell sandwiches up and down the 
corridors at the 10:00 to 10:30 break in Quiet Hour in the 
dormitory halls, or give a shampoo and set for a quar- 
ter. She had to go to church. She couldn't ride around in 
cars except under the most narrowly prescribed cir- 
cumstances; so she stayed on the campus for most of 
her pleasures on the week-ends. There were girl-break 
dances in Grammer Commons on Saturday nights, and 
boys who were not signed up could not enter the gates. 
Occasionally, she took a bus to Lexington or Charlottes- 
ville for a weekend, and a big-spender with a real romance 
afoot might get as far away as Princeton, Yale or Har- 
vard, but not often. She studied hard and liked her work, 
but she didn't really plan to do anything — except, of 
course, get married and raise a family. Occasionally 
someone got aroused about race, religion or politics, but 
for the most part, college life was a thing apart from the 
world. 



a private or a public school. She is more apt to be 
from the Southeast or the Northeast, but she can be from 
r.ny state in the union. She is among the first products 
of standardized tests throughout her school life. Her 
permanent record is full of percentiles, raw scores, T- 
scores, Z-scores, and every other known device of compar- 
ing her with the norm. If all this testing is valid, she 
should be well above the average, but she is still a human 
being, and as such, she can prove the scores wrong in 
their predictions. She will hardly get that chance at 
Sweet Briar, however, unless the predictions are favorable. 
She is highly recommended and has a background of 
achievement which might well swell her pretty head, were 
she not pitted against hundreds of others just as good or 
better. Where she had grown accustomed to being one 
of the leaders in her high school class, suddenly she finds 
herself only a pluribus unum, and often not an especially 
outstanding unum at that! Occasionally she falls below 
the standard for her, but with guidance she usually pulls 
out of the slump and gets herself in proper perspective. 



WHO COMES TO SWEET BRIAR? 

Today's freshman at Sweet Briar has been carefully 
selected. She has about an equal chance of being from 



WHAT DOES SHE THINK? 

She laughs a lot, but she does not seem light-hearted. 
She is almost too serious for the good it does. She is 




Joe Schersckel, Courtesy LI 



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more literal-minded than her predecessors. She resents 
the fact that rising costs make Sweet Briar appear to some 
outsiders a rich girl's school. One out of ten in 1962-63 
qualified for and received scholarship aid. One out of 
live in 1961-62 held a self-help job of some sort, includ- 
ing anything from waiting tables to delivering the Sun- 
day Times. Many girls happen to be wealthy but that 
in itself brings them no recognition. 

She yearns to stand up and be counted. She wants 
to do something worthwhile. Her extracurricular activi- 
ties relate more closely than ever to her academic pro- 
gram, and even the nonsensical-sounding clubs which still 
exist seem duty-bound to have some worthwhile project as 
their purpose, as if pure pleasure had to be condoned 
or justified. Increasingly she is interested in seeking 
ways to help the less privileged and less gifted. She is 
more and more drawn to teaching and graduate work. 

Considering that the body of knowledge has prob- 
ably doubled in the last decade, she, like all thoughtful 
youth today, feels the lack of any absolutes. Since all 
that she can know is from within, she is always search- 
ing for values, questioning, validating, fighting for the 
right to make her own decisions, anxious that her peers 
be judged mature, yet quick to smart with pain when 
one of them makes unwise and costly choices. She is 
eager to take up the cudgels for new liberties, but re- 
luctantly grateful for strong boundaries that her youthful 
rebellion cannot break. 

WHAT DOES SHE DO? 

At Sweet Briar very little is absolutely required of 
her except that she take English Composition and two 
years of Physical Education, maintain at least a 1.0 credit 
ratio, uphold the honor system, not drink on campus or 
smoke in her room. She doesn't have to go to church 
or meals or classes or lectures or concerts, although they 
are available to her in the highest quality. She can fix 
her own meals in dorm kitchens, wash her clothes, study 
all night; she is even free to endanger her health, al- 
though there are plenty of interested adults available to 
help her avoid such waste. She has to seek them, though. 
They are not apt to intrude upon her independence un- 
invited. 

Today's Sweet Briar student is very much concerned 
with world affairs. One of the most active organizations 
on campus is the NSA (National Student Association). 
Student leaders attend national and regional conferences 
annually and get caught up in the fervor of future poli- 
ticians, both male and female. They come back to their 
campus and involve the whole student body in formulat- 
ing opinion about national and international affairs. 
Recently at Sweet Briar there have been referenda on such 
subjects as Federal Aid to Education, the Loyalty Oath 








and the Disclaimer Affidavit, and Nuclear Testing. Grave 
concern has been manifested over the problem of race 
relations, both domestic and worldwide. NSA has spon- 
sored speakers on such topics as Cuba, Red China, Africa 
and India, and they often schedule short talks at dinner 
by faculty members whose interest and knowledge bear 
especially on the current critical area. Such are the efforts 
of Sweet Briar's earnest seekers after enlightenment to 
avoid the tedium of talk about dates and dances! 

Coupled with her interest in current affairs is a de- 
sire for more than a tourist's knowledge of life and peo- 
ple in other areas. An increasing number each year take 
their Junior year in such countries as France, Japan, 
Spain, England, Scotland, West Germany and Italy, and 
foreign students and faculty on the Sweet Briar campus 
are centers of great interest. The student body of 1962-63 
has eight foreign countries represented, and 20% of the 
junior class is studying abroad. The enrollment in Sweet 
Briar's own Junior Year in France is the largest in his- 
tory with 45 colleges and universities represented. 

When Sweet Briar first started participating in the 
Junior Year in France and the exchange with St. Andrews 
University in Scotland, it was sometimes distressing to 
see the poor adjustment made by those who had acquired 
the continental touch when they came back for their 
Senior year and tried to live in the dormitories with their 
"provincial" friends. They feel very differently now. 
They return to an alert, alive group who are eager to 
share their experiences. Many have traveled widely 
plreadv and plan to do much more. Through visitors. 



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speakers, language laboratories, the Asian Studies pro- 
gram, summer school and summer work programs, as 
well as foreign study, she has a chance to gain a world 
view hardly deemed possible on a country campus. 

What of her social life? The Sweet Briar girl of 
today can certainly date if she wants to, and she usually 
wants to. She is known for her good looks, good sense, 
charm and poise. She has a chance to meet young men 
from surrounding colleges, and judging from the statis- 
tics, she takes advantage of that opportunity. Following 
the trend of all college life at present, there is a general 
exodus on week-ends whenever overnights and studies 
permit. No Saturday classes, which has just gone into 
effect this year, leaves another choice up to the individual 
— whether to use the extended block of time for concen- 
trated study or concentrated play. There will be some of 
both, and experience will be the best teacher, if it makes 
its point quickly. The most festive time on campus is still 
May Day week-end, and in addition, the college calendar 
is crowded with a variety of events such as movies, lec- 
tures, plays, joint concerts of the Sweet Briar Choir with 
men's choral groups both on campus and away, horse 
shows, informal mixers, intercollegiate and intramural 
games of hockey, lacrosse and basketball, tennis matches, 
modern dance recitals, recitals of our own students as 
well as visiting artists, and a list so long one would won- 
der when there is time for study. Although Briarites of 
other eras would find it hard to believe, studying to- 
gether is a favorite way of passing time on dates after the 
first frenzy of getting acquainted is over and the students 
have settled into their work. 

Sweet Briar is not immune to current social prob- 
lems which stem from drinking. The college remains 
firm in its regulation that there shall be no drinking on 
campus, but this does not solve the problem of highway 
safety entrusted to those who are not affected by this 
control. It is ever more apparent that the strength of the 
moral code instilled in the home is the safest bulwark 
against disastrous consequences when the college student 
confronts those with no self-discipline, and many a Sweet 
Briar girl is realizing that, with all her learning, it is 
still a woman's place to inspire and ennoble the male. 
She will get only the respect she demands, and using 
feelings of insecurity as an excuse for indulgence in 
excesses in unjustifiable in any group, even more so 
among those with the privileges and opportunities of 
Sweet Briar girls. These are conclusions drawn after 
sessions with typical representatives of all classes in dis- 
cussing where the Sweet Briar girl finds herself in her 
thinking today about social morality. 

How about religious practices? For a long time 
after compulsory chapel attendance was lifted, there was 
an apathy toward participation in public worship. The 
quality of the services never lessened, and the preacher 



was never completely alone . . . but sometimes almost, ex- 
cept for the choir who have proved that we tend to live 
up to what is expected of us. They have remained faith- 
ful and constant and have been richly rewarded. Today, 
with a resident Chaplain on campus for the first time in 
forty years plus an impressive roster of visiting clergy- 
men, things are looking up in church and chapel atten- 
dance. The earnest search for identity and inner security 
manifests itself not only in participation in services but 
in discussions with religious leaders, in choice of courses 
in philosophy and religion, in seeking the counsel of 
wise faculty members and in use of the services of the 
college psychiatrist. The day will soon come when the 
college will have a house of worship far removed from 
Manson plumbing. It will not necessarily change the 
spirit of the college, but it will certainly free the spirit 
foi less fractured worship and meditation. 

WHO IS TEACHING HER? 

The faculty of Sweet Briar is a fascinating group of 
intellectuals with as wide a variety of backgrounds, tastes, 
achievements and interests as can be found at any in- 
stitution. Sometimes it seems even wider when there is a 
lively issue to be discussed at faculty meetings or they 
are working on the ever-popular Faculty Show, conjured 
up once for each college generation. In 1962-63 the I 
teaching faculty numbers sixty-eight for a student body of 
644. a ratio of 1 :9%, a precious fact in this day of big- 
ness. Of the total teaching faculty, 65.2 f 7 hold the Ph.D. 
degree or its equivalent and others are working toward 
that end. Although several distinguished books have I 
been published in recent years and articles have appeared 
in many magazines, this is primarily a teaching faculty 
and those who come here know that their impact on the 
student should be their first concern. Opportunities are I 
made for research and creative work, however, through i 
the relatively light teaching load and a regular system of 
sabbaticals and leaves of absence. In the past several 
years there have been at least 13 faculty members doing 
foreign study in such countries as Taiwan, India, Japan, 
Korea, Costa Rica, Burma, England, Africa, Italy and 
Germany. 

For a small rural college there is a remarkably good j 
balance between single and married, male and female. 
The single members of the teaching faculty comprise I 
52% while those married total 48%. There is better than 
one-half a man for every woman; with statistics showing 
63.2% female and 36.8% male. Three faculty members 
commute from Charlottesville; a few live in Lynchburg; 
some have built homes in Amherst and the surrounding 
countryside, but most of them live in attractive homes, 
either apartments or single unit dwellings, along Facultv 
Row. Elijah's Road, or Woodland Road. Nominal rents 






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are charged for college-owned property and a policy of 
leasing land and promising to buy back at a fixed price 
have encouraged faculty members to build their own 
homes on the campus and preserve the close community 
feeling. For many, Sweet Briar becomes so much a part 
of them that they continue to live on after retirement. 
There are at least six in that category living on the 
campus or in close proximity, and there have been 
many more. 

When the college students rush down to the Post 
Office in the early morning for their mail, they have to 
make their way through a large number of little people 
waiting to board the school bus for the Amherst Ele- 
mentary or High School. These include not only faculty 
children but those of staff and maintenance departments 
as well. Four faculty children are away at boarding 
schools, six are away at college, and seven are members of 
the Sweet Briar student body. It is interesting to note 
that the majority of college employees live in families, 
and the total number of people (and their families) in- 
volved with the operation of the college is about equal to 
the size of the student body. The mutual concern that all 
these people feel for each other is nowhere better exemp- 
lified than at the Community Christmas Party or at a 
spontaneous gathering to honor one of the older em- 
ployees. 

Faculty families have taken an increasingly active 
part in civic affairs, as members of the Amherst Rotary 
Club, with the Red Cross Bloodmobile, the Girl Scouts, 
Church Choirs, P.T.A. and countless other worthwhile 
community endeavors. At least nine mates of Sweet 
Briar faculty and staff are themselves in the teaching 
profession, either at the college or some high school or 
other college. 

In addition to the improved housing conditions and 
salary scale there have been increases in other benefits 
which accrue to members of the faculty and staff, such as 
hospitalization, disability insurance, annunities, generous 
retirement programs and a tuition allowance for off- 
spring attending other colleges up to the amount of 
Sweet Briar's tuition. 

Entering freshmen are assigned to advisors for the 
start of their academic life, but more and more it is a 
matter of natural gravitation to those with whom there is 
a bond of intellectual and social interests. There are few 
consciously planned At Homes, but hospitality is ex- 
changed freely between faculty and students, and there 
are faculty sponsors elected by all clubs and classes. 

Although Sweet Briar is constantly alert to new 
teaching techniques and has already instituted a number, 
including a pre-dawn television course, it realizes that 
the teaching machine can never replace an inspired teach- 
er with classes small enough to know the working of the 
minds of the individual students. 




The recent Symposium on Religion and Art, a stunning 
success, was the result of months of planning and coop- 
eration of students and faculty. A special brochure de- 
scribing the events of the three days of the Symposium 
is being published by the public relations office. This 
will be available to alumnae who request a copy. Dr. 
Lawson Crowe, Associate Professor of Philosophy, pic- 
tured above talking with a student, was the chairman of 
the event. It was thrilling to witness the eager partici- 
pation of faculty members in everything from group 
discussions to actual performance. It attested strongly 
to the fact that Sweet Briar's faculty in this age of rapid 
growth and change of concepts is searching along with 
its students for new meanings and values to meet the 
world of today and tomorrow. 



March 1963 



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WHAT FACILITIES DOES SHE HAVE? 

In view of the rising costs of construction, the build- 
ing program which has been accomplished in the last 
five years on the Sweet Briar campus is nothing short of 
miraculous. For several years, to bridge the gap, there 
was a complicated system of peripheral housing, but there 
are now eight dormitories in use. The William Bland 
Dew Dormitory opened in 1957 and the Meta Glass Dorm- 
itory, more affectionately known as the Meta-Hilton, com- 
pleted in August 1962, have provided bed space for 230 
girls. This has enabled modernizing of the previously 
existing dormitories of Gray, Carson, Manson, Randolph, 
Reid, and Grammer with additional leisure rooms and 
kitchenettes. The college can now sleep comfortably an 
enrollment of 650. 

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Fine Arts Center and 
Auditorium (opened in 1961), complete with floating 
clouds and voices from the ceiling, is unsurpassed in the 
South and provides facilities for the departments of 
drama, music, art and creative writing, as well as a dis- 
tinguished place for concerts, lectures, plays, and exhibits 
from far and wide. 



An attractive new Bookshop Building, in perfect 
harmony with the other brick structures on campus and 
completely financed by the Bookshop Committee of the 
Faculty, opened its doors for business in September 1961. 
thus releasing the area it formerly occupied for a much 
needed and greatly appreciated Alumnae House which had 
its formal opening in February 1962. 

There are now two lakes in good working order, 
leaving no threat of water shortage. Academic has been 
renamed in honor of Miss Benedict, Sweet Briar's first 
president, and has been modernized for better class- 
room use. The old Music Building, after serving as a 
dormitory during the building of the Meta Glass, now 
has four attractive faculty apartments, each with its own 
fireplace and private entrance. The unspectacular but 
very basic decorating, remodeling of kitchens, power 
plant, laundry, the installation of sprinkler systems in all 
existing buildings, the re-laying of underground pipe to 
accommodate the college heating system, the creation of 
parking areas, the improvement of roads and walks, and 
a host of other projects have proven that in the acquisi- 
tion of the new, the old is far from being cast aside. 

The money has been raised for the Chapel and that 



Piedmont Photo Craft 




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for the Science Building is well on its way. After that 
there will be more talk of an Administration Building, 
and architects are working on a master plan for the Sweet 
Briar of the future. The student of today, as she has 
been from the beginning, is still a part of an exciting 
new project which has never had time to rest on its 
laurels. 



WHAT WILL SHE GAIN AND WHAT WILL 
SHE DO WITH IT? 

Through all the stages of Sweet Briar's growth, cer- 
tain intangible qualities have remained constant. Today's 
student recognizes them as, first of all, the beauty of the 
place, which has had its effect, whether consciously or 
unconsciously, on all who have entered its gates; second- 
ly, the opportunity for growth of tolerance and under- 
standing that comes from the close communion of stu- 
dents and faculty representing the varying ideologies of 
so many sections of the country and areas of the world; 
and third, the balance that is here maintained between 
the intellectual, the spiritual and the social. This cannot 
be underestimated in the development of the whole 
person. 

There is no question these days that the Sweet Briar 
graduate plans to do something, have a job, fill a place 
in the needs of society, either before marriage or after 
or both. She will be, as she has been already, a life 
member of a dynamic institution in which there is a 
mutual investment. She will want more emphasis on 
placement, both of the new graduate and of the alumna 
who is no longer satisfied to file her college experience in 
a pigeon-hole in her domestic desk. She will also want 
the college to explore ways of using its splendid facilities 
year-round to permit a stepped-up program of educa- 
tion or to enable more students to have the opportunity 
for their use or to open new doors to more mature peo- 
ple. Sweet Briar will need the loyalty and support of 
every one of her graduates, and her graduates will need 
her often in finding channels through which they can ex- 
press and continue the growth that has been fostered here. 

Sweet Briar looks forward to the college of tomor- 
row, eager to adapt itself to the demands of new concepts 
in education in a world where women will be living 
longer, spending more of their time in gainful employ- 
ment, but still having as their primary functions mar- 
riage and the bearing and nurturing of children. The 
student of tomorrow, though she will be operating in a 
world quite different from her forebears, must continue 
to exhibit a willingness to temper the role of the academ- 
ician with that of the eternal femme, and she must re- 
solve to preserve a spirituality without which all learn- 
ing is dross. 




Martha von Brieten Photo 



March 1963 



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BRIAR PATCHES #*> 



WE POINT with pride to Evelyn 
Plummer Read, '23, whose 
new book, My Lady Suffolk, will be 
published on March 18th by Knopf, 
and to Margaret Banister, '16, whose 
book, Tears Are for the Living, will 
be published by Houghton Mifflin 
next summer. This first novel of 
Ban's was begun under the guidance 
of Evelyn Eaton in the winter of 
1959 and completed in 1962. 




WHO'S WHO in American col- 
leges and universities? Six 
Sweet Briar alumnae daughters! The 
list of eleven Sweet Briar students 
approved by the national association 
includes Julia Eort (Chloe Frier- 
son, '36) ; Virginia Joachim (Lee 
Montague, '39) ; Suzanne Jones 
(Nancy Parsons, '36) ; Laurinda 
King (Mary Lynn Carlson, '31 ) ; 
Anne Leavell (Nancy Butzner, '34) ; 
and Betsy Parker (Alice Dabney, 
'32). 

Eight alumnae daughters were 
named to the Dean's List for the sec- 
ond semester, 1962-63. Kudos for 
Anne Carter, '63, daughter of Cary 
Burwell, '35; Virginia Joachim, '63, 
daughter of Lee Montague, '39; 
Laurinda King, '63, daughter of 
Mary Lynn Carlson, '31; Anne 
Pinckney, '63, daughter of Charlotte 
Kent, '31; Mary Evans Johnson, '64, 
daughter of Margaret Austin, '33; 
Jaquelin Nicholson, '64, daughter of 
Jaquelin Cochran, '37; Sandra Allen. 
'65, daughter of Adelaide Whitford. 
'35; and Genie Dickey, '65, daughter 
of Margaret Stuart Wilson, '41. 

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At the Freshman Honors Convoca- 
tion the names of two alumnae 
daughters and one alumna sister were 
announced in the group of 18 being 
honored: Ruth Schmidt, daughter of 
Margaret Cornwell, '37; Dorothea 
Campbell, daughter of Esther Tyler, 
'29; and Sally Weitzel, sister of 
Carroll Weitzel Rivers, '57. 

Congratulations are in order to the 
three alumnae daughters elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa this year: Nancy 
Wood, daughter of Letha Morris, '32 
(and sister of Letha Wood, '58): 
Anne Leavell; and Chenault McClure, 
daughter of Mary Van Winkle, '32. 
Elected last year as juniors were 
Virginia Joachim and Laurinda King. 



IN APRIL, Sweet Briar will bold 
an exhibition of Phoebe Pierson 
Dunn's, '36, photography. A pre- 
view of her unusual work is found 
on page 16 of this issue of the 
Alumnae Magazine. Several en- 
chanting children's studies can be 
found in the March issue of Popular 
Photography. 




FOR THE third straight year, the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Associa- 
tion last summer won honorable 
mention for sustained performance 
in the fund-raising realm. These 
Alumnae Giving Incentive Awards 
for 1962 were distributed at the 
American Alumni Council meetings 
in Banff by American Business and 
Industry and the United States Steel 
Foundation. 



Seated at Sweet Briar House under the portrait of the Rev. James Henry Williams, father 
of Daisy Williams and member of Phi Beta Kappa at Trinity College, are the alumnae 
daughters, Class of '63, initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at Sweet Briar. Left to right: 
Laurinda King, Anne Leavell, Nancy Wood, Chenault McClure and Virginia Joachim. 





Who win go to college — and where? 

What will they find? 

Who will teach them? 

Will they graduate? 

What will college have done for them? 

Who will pay — and how? 



EGE 



TOM 



"W 



ILL MY CHILDREN GET INTO COLLEGE?" 

The question haunts most parents. Here is 
the answer: 
Yes . . . 

► // they graduate from high school or preparatory 
chool with something better than a "scrape-by" record. 

► If they apply to the college or university that is right 
or them — aiming their sights (and their application 
brms) neither too high nor too low, but with an individu- 
ility and precision made possible by sound guidance both 
n school and in their home. 

► If America's colleges and universities can find the 
esources to carry out their plans to meet the huge de- 
nand for higher education that is certain to exist in this 
:ountry for years to come. 

The ;/'s surrounding your children and the college of 
omorrow are matters of concern to everyone involved — 
o parents, to children, to alumni and alumnae (whatever 
•heir parental status), and to the nation's educators. But 
"esolving them is by no means being left to chance. 
*■ The colleges know what they must do, if they are to 



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meet the needs of your children and others of your chil- 
dren's generation. Their planning is well beyond the hand- 
wringing stage. 

► The colleges know the likely cost of putting their 
plans into effect. They know this cost, both in money and 
in manpower, will be staggering. But most of them are 
already embarked upon finding the means of meeting it. 

► Governments — local, state, and federal — are also 
deeply involved in educational planning and financing. 
Some parts of the country are far ahead of others. But 
no region is without its planners and its doers in this 
field. 

► Public demand — not only for expanded facilities for 
higher education, but for ever-better quality in higher 
education — today is more insistent, more informed than 
ever before. With this growth of public sophistication 
about higher education, it is now clear to most intelligent 
parents that they themselves must take a leading role in 
guiding their children's educational careers— and in 
making certain that the college of tomorrow will be 
ready, and good, for them. 



This special report is in the form of a guide to parents. But we suspect that every read- 
er, parent or not, will find the story of higher education's future remarkably exciting. 



X/Y/here will your children 



go to college? 



Iast fall, more than one million students enrolled 
in the freshman classes of U.S. colleges and univer- 
-^ sities. They came from wealthy families, middle- 
income families, poor families; from all races, here and 
abroad; from virtually every religious faith. 

Over the next ten years, the number of students will 
grow enormously. Around 1964 the long-predicted "tidal 
wave" of young people, born in the postwar era and 
steadily moving upward through the nation's school sys- 
tems ever since, will engulf the college campuses. By 1970 
the population between the ages of 18 and 21 — now 
around 10.2 million — will have grown to 14.6 million. 
College enrollment, now less than 4 million, will be at 
least 6.4 million, and perhaps far more. 

The character of the student bodies will also have 
changed. More than half of the full-time students in the 
country's four-year colleges are already coming from 
lower-middle and low income groups. With expanding 
scholarship, loan, and self-help programs, this trend will 
continue strong. Non-white college students— who in the 
past decade have more than doubled in number and now 
compose about 7 per cent of the total enrollment — will 
continue to increase. (Non-whites formed 1 1.4 per cent of 
the U.S. population in the 1960 census.) The number of 
married students will grow. The average age of students 
will continue its recent rise. 

The sheer force of this great wave of students is enough 
to take one's breath away. Against this force, what chance 
has American higher education to stand strong, to main- 
tain standards, to improve quality, to keep sight of the 
individual student? 

And, as part of the gigantic population swell, what 
chances have your children? 

to both questions, there are some encouraging answers. 
At the same time, the intelligent parent will not ignore 
some danger signals. 

FINDING ROOM FOR EVERYBODY 

not every college or university in the country is able to 
expand its student capacity. A number have concluded 
that, for one persuasive reason or another, they must 
maintain their present enrollments. They are not blind to 
the need of American higher education, in the aggregate, 
to accommodate more students in the years ahead; indeed, 



they are keenly aware of it. But for reasons of finance, of 
faculty limitations, of space, of philosophy, of function, of 
geographic location — or of a combination of these and 
other restrictions — they cannot grow. 

Many other institutions, public and private, are expand- 
ing their enrollment capacities and will continue to do so: 

Private institutions: Currently, colleges and universities 
under independent auspices enroll around 1,500,000 
students — some 40 per cent of the U.S. college popula- 
tion. In the future, many privately supported institutions 
will grow, but slowly in comparison with publicly sup- 
ported institutions. Thus the total number of students at 
private institutions will rise, but their percentage of the 
total college population will become smaller. 

Public institutions: State and locally supported colleges 
and universities are expanding their capacity steadily. Inj 
the years ahead they will carry by far the heaviest share of 1 
America's growing student population. 

Despite their growth, many of them are already feeling 
the strain of the burden. Many state institutions, once.] 
committed to accepting any resident with a high-schoolj 
diploma, are now imposing entrance requirements upon' 
applicants. Others, required by law or long tradition not] 
to turn away any high-school graduate who applies, resortj 
in desperation to a high flunk-out rate in the freshman 
year in order to whittle down their student bodies toj 
manageable size. In other states, coordinated systems of) 
higher education are being devised to accommodate^ 




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(tudents of differing aptitudes, high-school academic 
ecords, and career goals. 

Two-year colleges: Growing at a faster rate than any 
jther segment of U.S. higher education is a group com- 
jrising both public and independently supported institu- 
ions: the two-year, or "junior," colleges. Approximately 
iOO now exist in the United States, and experts estimate 
hat an average of at least 20 per year will be established 
n the coming decade. More than 400 of the two-year 
nstitutions are community colleges, located within com- 
nuting distance of their students. 

These colleges provide three main services : education for 
tudents who will later transfer to four-year colleges or 
iniversities (studies show they often do as well as those 
vho go directly from high school to a four-year institu- 
ion, and sometimes better), terminal training for voca- 
ions (more and more important as jobs require higher 
echnical skills), and adult education and community 
sultural activities. 

Evidence of their importance: One out of every four 
tudents beginning higher education today does so in a 
wo-year college. By 1975, the ratio is likely to be one in 
wo. 

Branch campuses: To meet local demands for educa- 
ional institutions, some state universities have opened 
>ranches in population centers distant from their main 
ampuses. The trend is likely to continue. On occasion, 
iowever, the "branch campus" concept may conflict with 
he "community college" concept. In Ohio, for example, 
>roponents of community two-year colleges are currently 
trguing that locally controlled community institutions are 
he best answer to the state's college-enrollment prob- 
ems. But Ohio State University, Ohio University, and 
Vliami University, which operate off-campus centers and 
vhose leaders advocate the establishment of more, say 
hat taxpayers get better value at lower cost from a uni- 
versity-run branch-campus system. 

Coordinated systems: To meet both present and future 
lemands for higher education, a number of states are 
tttempting to coordinate their existing colleges and 
iniversities and to lay long-range plans for developing 
lew ones. 

California, a leader in such efforts, has a "master plan" 
nvolving not only the three main types of publicly sup- 
>orted institutions — the state university, state colleges, 
tnd locally sponsored two-year colleges. Private institu- 
ions voluntarily take part in the master planning, also. 

With at least 661,000 students expected in their colleges 
md universities by 1975, Californians have worked out 
i plan under which every high-school graduate will be 
:ligible to attend a junior college; the top one-third will 
)e eligible for admission to a state college; and the top 
me-eighth will be eligible to go directly from high school 
o the University of California. The plan is flexible: stu- 
lents who prove themselves in a junior college, for 




ILLUSTRATIONS BY PEGGY SOUCHECK 

example, may transfer to the university. If past experience 
is a guide, many will — with notable academic success. 

Thus it is likely that somewhere in America's nearly 
2,000 colleges and universities there will be room 
for your children. 

How will you — and they — find it? 

On the same day in late May of last year, 33,559 letters 
went out to young people who had applied for admission 
to the 1961 freshman class in one or more of the eight 
schools that compose the Ivy League. Of these letters, 
20,248 were rejection notices. 

Not all of the 20,248 had been misguided in applying. 
Admissions officers testify that the quality of the 1961 ap- 
plicants was higher than ever before, that the competition 
was therefore intense, and that many applicants who 
might have been welcomed in other years had to be 
turned away in '61. 

Even so, as in years past, a number of the applicants 
had been the victims of bad advice — from parents, 
teachers, and friends. Had they applied to other institu- 
tions, equally or better suited to their aptitudes and 
abilities, they would have been accepted gladly, avoiding 
the bitter disappointment, and the occasional tragedy, of 
a turndown. 

The Ivy League experience can be, and is, repeated in 
dozens of other colleges and universities every spring. 
Yet, while some institutions are rejecting more applica- 
tions than they can accept, others (perhaps better qualified 
to meet the rejected students' needs) still have openings in 
their freshman classes on registration day. 

Educators, both in the colleges and in the secondary 
schools, are aware of the problems in "marrying" the 
right students to the right colleges. An intensive effort is 
under way to relieve them. In the future, you may expect: 
► Better guidance by high-school counselors, based on 



improved testing methods and on improved understanding 
of individual colleges and their offerings. 

► Better definitions, by individual colleges and univer- 
sities, of their philosophies of admission, their criteria for 
choosing students, their strengths in meeting the needs of 
certain types of student and their weakness in meeting the 
needs of others. 

► Less parental pressure on their offspring to attend: the 
college or university that mother or father attended; the 
college or university that "everybody else's children" are 
attending; the college or university that enjoys the greatest 
sports-page prestige, the greatest financial-page prestige, 
or the greatest society-page prestige in town. 

► More awareness that children are different from one 
another, that colleges are different from one another, and 



that a happy match of children and institutions is within 
the reach of any parent (and student) who takes the pains 
to pursue it intelligently. 

► Exploration — but probably, in the near future, no 
widespread adoption — of a central clearing-house for col- 
lege applications, with students stating their choices on 
colleges in preferential order and colleges similarly listing 
their choices of students. The "clearing-house" would 
thereupon match students and institutions according to 
their preferences. 

Despite the likely growth of these practices, applying to 
college may well continue to be part-chaos, part-panic,' 
part-snobbishness for years to come. But with the aid of,' 
enlightened parents and educators, it will be less so, 
tomorrow, than it is today. 



yY' hat will they find 



in college? 



The college of tomorrow — the one your children 
will find when they get in — is likely to differ from 
the college you knew in your days as a student. 
The students themselves will be different. 
Curricula will be different. 

Extracurricular activities will be different, in many 
respects, from what they were in your day. 

The college year, as well as the college day, may be 
different. 
Modes of study will be different. 
With one or two conspicuous exceptions, the changes 
will be for the better. But for better or for worse, 
changes there will be. 

THE NEW BREED OF STUDENTS 

it will come as news to no parents that their children 
are different from themselves. 

Academically, they are proving to be more serious than 
many of their predecessor generations. Too serious, some 
say. They enter college with an eye already set on the 
vocation they hope to pursue when they get out; college, 
to many, is simply the means to that end. 

Many students plan to marry as soon as they can afford 
to, and some even before they can afford to. They want 
families, homes, a fair amount of leisure, good jobs, 
security. They dream not of a far-distant future; today's 
students are impatient to translate their dreams into 
reality, soon. 



Like most generalizations, these should be qualified. 
There will be students who are quite far from the average,:] 
and this is as it should be. But with international tenJ 
sions, recurrent war threats, military-service obligations,,, 
and talk of utter destruction of the race, the tendency is 
for the young to want to cram their lives full of living— 1 
with no unnecessary delays, please. 

At the moment, there is little likelihood that the urge to 
pace one's life quickly and seriously will soon pass. This is 
the tempo the adult world has set for its young, and theyj 
will march doubletime to it. 

Economic backgrounds of students will continue to 
grow more diverse. In recent years, thanks to scholar^ 
ships, student loans, and the spectacular growth of 
public educational institutions, higher education has] 
become less and less the exclusive province of the sonsj 
and daughters of the well-to-do. The spread of scholarship i: 
and loan programs geared to family income levels will in-i 
tensify this trend, not only in low-tuition public collegeaj 
and universities but in high-tuition private institutions. J | 

Students from foreign countries will flock to the U.S. ford 
college education, barring a totally deteriorated interna^ 
tional situation. Last year 53,107 foreign students, from 
143 countries and political areas, were enrolled in l,66fl 
American colleges and universities — almost a 10 per cenB 
increase over the year before. Growing numbers on 
African and Asian students accounted for the rise; th« 
growth is virtually certain to continue. The presence of 



such students on U.S. campuses — 50 per cent of them are 
undergraduates — has already contributed to a greater 
international awareness on the part of American stu- 
dents. The influence is bound to grow. 

Foreign study by U.S. students is increasing. In 1959-60, 
the most recent year reported, 15,306 were enrolled in 63 
foreign countries, a 12 per cent increase in a period of 12 
months. Students traveling abroad during summer vaca- 
tions add impressive numbers to this total. 

WHAT THEY'LL STUDY 

studies are in the course of change, and the changes will 
affect your children. A new toughness in academic 
standards will reflect the great amount of knowledge that 
must be imparted in the college years. 

In the sciences, changes are particularly obvious. Every 
decade, writes Thomas Stelson of Carnegie Tech, 25 per 
cent of the curriculum must be abandoned, due to 
obsolescence. J. Robert Oppenheimer puts it another 
way: nearly everything now known in science, he says, 
"was not in any book when most of us went to school." 

There will be differences in the social sciences and 
humanities, as well. Language instruction, now getting 
new emphasis, is an example. The use of language lab- 
oratories, with tape recordings and other mechanical 
devices, is already popular and will spread. Schools once 
preoccupied almost entirely with science and technology 
(e.g., colleges of engineering, leading medical schools) 
have now integrated social and humanistic studies into 
their curricula, and the trend will spread to other institu- 
tions. 

International emphasis also will grow. The big push will 
be related to nations and regions outside the Western 
World. For the first time on a large scale, the involvement 




of U.S. higher education will be truly global. This non- 
Western orientation, says one college president (who is 
seconded by many others) is "the new frontier in Ameri- 
can higher education." For undergraduates, comparative 
studies in both the social sciences and the humanities are 
likely to be stressed. The hoped-for result: better under- 
standing of the human experience in all cultures. 

Mechanics of teaching will improve. "Teaching ma- 
chines" will be used more and more, as educators assess 
their value and versatility (see Who will teach them? on 
the following pages). Closed-circuit television will carry a 
lecturer's voice and closeup views of his demonstrations to 
hundreds of students simultaneously. TV and microfilm 
will grow in usefulness as library tools, enabling institu- 
tions to duplicate, in small space, the resources of distant 
libraries and specialized rare-book collections. Tape 
recordings will put music and drama, performed by 
masters, on every campus. Computers, already becoming 
almost commonplace, will be used for more and more 
study and research purposes. 

This availability of resources unheard-of in their 
parents' day will enable undergraduates to embark on 
extensive programs of independent study. Under careful 
faculty guidance, independent study will equip students 
with research ability, problem-solving techniques, and 
bibliographic savvy which should be of immense value to 
them throughout their lives. Many of yesterday's college 
graduates still don't know how to work creatively in un- 
familiar intellectual territory: to pinpoint a problem, 
formulate intelligent questions, use a library, map a re- 
search project. There will be far fewer gaps of this sort in 
the training of tomorrow's students. 

Great new stress on quality will be found at all institu- 
tions. Impending explosive growth of the college popula- 
tion has put the spotlight, for years, on handling large 
numbers of students; this has worried educators who 
feared that quality might be lost in a national preoccupa- 
tion with quantity. Big institutions, particularly those with 
"growth situations," are now putting emphasis on main- 
taining high academic standards — and even raising them 
— while handling high enrollments, too. Honors pro- 
grams, opportunities for undergraduate research, in- 
sistence on creditable scholastic achievement are symp- 
tomatic of the concern for academic excellence. 

It's important to realize that this emphasis on quality 
will be found not only in four-year colleges and universi- 
ties, but in two-year institutions, also. "Each [type of 
institution] shall strive for excellence in its sphere," is 
how the California master plan for higher education puts 
it; the same idea is pervading higher education at all levels 
throughout the nation. 

WHERE'S THE FUN? 

extracurricular activity has been undergoing subtle 
changes at colleges and universities for years and is likely 



to continue doing so. Student apathy toward some ac- 
tivities— political clubs, for example— is lessening. Toward 
other activities— the light, the frothy— apathy appears to 
be growing. There is less interest in spectator sports, more 
interest in participant sports that will be playable for most 
of a lifetime. Student newspapers, observes the dean of 
students at a college on the Eastern seaboard, no longer 
rant about band uniforms, closing hours for fraternity 
parties, and the need for bigger pep rallies. Sororities are 
disappearing from the campuses of women's colleges. 
"Fun festivals" are granted less time and importance by 
students; at one big midwestern university, for example, 
the events of May Week — formerly a five-day wingding 
involving floats, honorary-fraternity initiations, faculty- 
student baseball, and crowning of the May Queen — are 
now crammed into one half-day. In spite of the well- 
publicized antics of a relatively few roof-raisers (e.g., 
student rioters at several summer resorts last Labor Day, 
student revelers at Florida resorts during spring-vacation 
periods), a new seriousness is the keynote of most student 
activities. 

"The faculty and administration are more resistant to 
these changes than the students are," jokes the president of 
a women's college in Pittsburgh. "The typical student 
congress wants to abolish the junior prom; the dean is the 



one who feels nostalgic about it: 'That's the one eve 
Mrs. Jones and I looked forward to each year.' ' 

A QUEST FOR ETHICAL VALUES 

education, more and more educators are saying, "shouh 
be much more than the mere retention of subject matter.' 

Here are three indications of how the thoughts of man; 
educators are running: 

"If [the student] enters college and pursues either ai 
intellectual smorgasbord, intellectual Teutonism, or thi 
cash register," says a midwestern educator, "his educa 
tion will have advanced very little, if at all. The odds an 
quite good that he will simply have exchanged one form o 
barbarism for another . . . Certainly there is no incom< 
patibility between being well-informed and being stupid I 
such a condition makes the student a danger to himselt! 
and society." 

Says another observer: "I prophesy that a more serious 
intention and mood will progressively characterize the 
campus . . . This means, most of all, commitment to the 
use of one's learning in fruitful, creative, and noble ways.' 

"The responsibility of the educated man," says the 
provost of a state university in New England, "is that he 
make articulate to himself and to others what he is willing | 
to bet his life on." 



yy ho will teach them? 



Know the quality of the teaching that your children 
can look forward to, and you will know much 
■ about the effectiveness of the education they will 
receive. Teaching, tomorrow as in the past, is the heart of 
higher education. 

It is no secret, by now, that college teaching has been 
on a plateau of crisis in the U.S. for some years. Much of 
the problem is traceable to money. Salaries paid to college 
teachers lagged far behind those paid elsewhere in jobs 
requiring similarly high talents. While real incomes, as 
well as dollar incomes, climbed for most other groups of 
Americans, the real incomes of college professors not 
merely stood still but dropped noticeably. 

The financial pinch became so bad, for some teachers, 
that despite obvious devotion to their careers and obvious 
preference for this profession above all others, they had to 
leave for other jobs. Many bright young people, the sort 
who ordinarily would be attracted to teaching careers, 
took one look at the salary scales and decided to make 
their mark in another field. 

Has the situation improved? 



Will it be better when your children go to college? 

Yes. At the moment, faculty salaries and fringe benefits 
(on the average) are rising. Since the rise started from an 
extremely disadvantageous level, however, no one is getting 
rich in the process. Indeed, on almost every campus the 
real income in every rank of the faculty is still considerably 
less than it once was. Nor have faculty salary scales, 
generally, caught up with the national scales in competitive 
areas such as business and government. 

But the trend is encouraging. If it continues, the 
financial plight of teachers — and the serious threat to 
education which it has posed — should be substantially 
diminished by 1970. 

None of this will happen automatically, of course. For 
evidence, check the appropriations for higher education 
made at your state legislature's most recent session. If 
yours was like a number of recent legislatures, it "econo- 
mized" — and professorial salaries suffered. The support 
which has enabled many colleges to correct the most 
glaring salary deficiencies must continue until the problem 
is fully solved. After that, it is essential to make sure that 







he quality of our college teaching — a truly crucial element 
n fashioning the minds and attitudes of your children — is 
lot jeopardized again by a failure to pay its practitioners 
tdequately. 

There are other angles to the question of attracting 
and retaining a good faculty besides money. 
► The better the student body — the more challeng- 
ng, the more lively its members — the more attractive is the 
ob of teaching it. "Nothing is more certain to make 
caching a dreadful task than the feeling that you are 
lealing with people who have no interest in what you are 
alking about," says an experienced professor at a small 
:ollege in the Northwest. 

"An appalling number of the students I have known 
vere bright, tested high on their College Boards, and 
itill lacked flair and drive and persistence," says another 
jrofessor. "I have concluded that much of the difference 
Detween them and the students who are 'alive' must be 
:raceable to their homes, their fathers, their mothers. 
Parents who themselves take the trouble to be interesting 
—and interested — seem to send us children who are 
nteresting and interested." 

► The better the library and laboratory facilities, the 
more likely is a college to be able to recruit and keep a 
good faculty. Even small colleges, devoted strictly to 
undergraduate studies, are finding ways to provide their 
faculty members with opportunities to do independent 
reading and research. They find it pays in many ways: the 
faculty teaches better, is more alert to changes in the 
subject matter, is less likely to leave for other fields. 

► The better the public-opinion climate toward teachers 
in a community, the more likely is a faculty to be strong. 
Professors may grumble among themselves about all the 
invitations they receive to speak to women's clubs and 



alumni groups ("When am I supposed to find the time to 
check my lecture notes?"), but they take heart from the 
high regard for their profession which such invitations 
from the community represent. 

► Part-time consultant jobs are an attraction to good 
faculty members. (Conversely, one of the principal check- 
points for many industries seeking new plant sites is, 
What faculty talent is nearby?) Such jobs provide teachers 
both with additional income and with enormously useful 
opportunities to base their classroom teachings on 
practical, current experience. 

But colleges and universities must do more than 
hold on to their present good teachers and replace 
those who retire or resign. Over the next few years 
many institutions must add to their teaching staffs at a 
prodigious rate, in order to handle the vastly larger 
numbers of students who are already forming lines in the 
admissions office. 

The ability to be a college teacher is not a skill that can 
be acquired overnight, or in a year or two. A Ph.D. 
degree takes at least four years to get, after one has 
earned his bachelor's degree. More often it takes six or 
seven years, and sometimes 10 to 15. 

In every ten-year period since the turn of the century, 
as Bernard Berelson of Columbia University has pointed 
out, the production of doctorates in the U.S. has doubled. 
But only about 60 per cent of Ph.D.'s today go into 
academic life, compared with about 80 per cent at the turn 
of the century. And only 20 per cent wind up teaching 
undergraduates in liberal arts colleges. 

Holders of lower degrees, therefore, will occupy many 
teaching positions on tomorrow's college faculties. 

This is not necessarily bad. A teacher's ability is not 
always defined by the number of degrees he is entitled to 



write after his name. Indeed, said the graduate dean of one 
great university several years ago, it is high time that 
"universities have the courage ... to select men very 
largely on the quality of work they have done and soft- 
pedal this matter of degrees." 

IN summary, salaries for teachers will be better, larger 
numbers of able young people will be attracted into the 
field (but their preparation will take time), and fewer 
able people will be lured away. In expanding their faculties, 
some colleges and universities will accept more holders of 
bachelor's and master's degrees than they have been ac- 
customed to, but this may force them to focus attention 
on ability rather than to rely as unquestioningly as in the 
past on the magic of a doctor's degree. 

Meanwhile, other developments provide grounds for 
cautious optimism about the effectiveness of the teaching 
your children will receive. 

THE TV SCREEN 

television, not long ago found only in the lounges of 
dormitories and student unions, is now an accepted 
teaching tool on many campuses. Its use will grow. "To 
report on the use of television in teaching," says Arthur 
S. Adams, past president of the American Council on 
Education, "is like trying to catch a galloping horse." 

For teaching closeup work in dentistry, surgery, and 
laboratory sciences, closed-circuit TV is unexcelled. The 
number of students who can gaze into a patient's gaping 
mouth while a teacher demonstrates how to fill a cavity 
is limited; when their place is taken by a TV camera and 
the students cluster around TV screens, scores can watch 
— and see more, too. 

Television, at large schools, has the additional virtue of 
extending the effectiveness of a single teacher. Instead of 
giving the same lecture (replete with the same jokes) three 
times to students filling the campus's largest hall, a pro- 
fessor can now give it once — and be seen in as many 
auditoriums and classrooms as are needed to accommo- 
date all registrants in his course. Both the professor and 
the jokes are fresher, as a result. 

How effective is TV? Some carefully controlled studies 
show that students taught from the fluorescent screen do 
as well in some types of course (e.g., lectures) as those 
sitting in the teacher's presence, and sometimes better. 
But TV standardizes instruction to a degree that is not 
always desirable. And, reports Henry H. Cassirer of 
UNESCO, who has analyzed television teaching in the 
U.S., Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and 
Japan, students do not want to lose contact with their 
teachers. They want to be able to ask questions as instruc- 
tion progresses. Mr. Cassirer found effective, on the other 
hand, the combination of a central TV lecturer with 
classroom instructors who prepare students for the lecture 
and then discuss it with them afterward. 



TEACHING MACHINES 

holding great promise for the improvement of instruo 
tion at all levels of schooling, including college, ar 
programs of learning presented through mechanical sell 
teaching devices, popularly called "teaching machines." 
The most widely used machine, invented by Professo 
Frederick Skinner of Harvard, is a box-like device wis 




three windows in its top. When the student turns a cranl 
an item of information, along with a question about ii 
appears in the lefthand window (A). The student write 
his answer to the question on a paper strip exposed I 
another window (B). The student turns the crank again-l 
and the correct answer appears at window A. 

Simultaneously, this action moves the student's answe 
under a transparent shield covering window C, so ths 
the student can see, but not change, what he has writtei 
If the answer is correct, the student turns another crani 
causing the tape to be notched; the machine will by-pas 
this item when the student goes through the series of qua 
tions again. Questions are arranged so that each itet 
builds on previous information the machine has given 

Such self-teaching devices have these advantages: 

► Each student can proceed at his own pace, wherei 
classroom lectures must be paced to the "average" studen 
— too fast for some, too slow for others. "With a mi 
chine," comments a University of Rochester psychologist 
"the brighter student could go ahead at a very fast pace.! 

► The machine makes examinations and testing a ra 
warding and learning experience, rather than a punish 
ment. If his answer is correct, the student is rewarde* 
with that knowledge instantly; this reinforces his memor; 
of the right information. If the answer is incorrect, th( 
machine provides the correct answer immediately. In larg 
classes, no teacher can provide such frequent — and indi 
vidual — rewards and immediate corrections. 

► The machine smooths the ups and downs in the leani' 



ing process by removing some external sources of anxie- 
ties, such as fear of falling behind. 
► If a student is having difficulty with a subject, the 
teacher can check back over his machine tapes and find 
he exact point at which the student began to go wrong. 
Correction of the difficulty can be made with precision, 
lot gropingly as is usually necessary in machineless 
:lasses. 

Not only do the machines give promise of accelerating 
he learning process; they introduce an individuality to 



learning which has previously been unknown. "Where 
television holds the danger of standardized instruction," 
said John W. Gardner, president of the Carnegie Corpora- 
tion of New York, in a report to then-President Eisen- 
hower, "the self-teaching device can individualize instruc- 
tion in ways not now possible — and the student is always 
an active participant." Teaching machines are being 
tested, and used, on a number of college campuses and 
seem certain to figure prominently in the teaching of your 
children. 



W" 1 the y S raduat e? 



Said an administrator at a university in the South 
not long ago (he was the director of admissions, no 
less, and he spoke not entirely in jest): 

"I'm happy I went to college back when I did, instead 
)f now. Today, the admissions office probably wouldn't 
et me in. If they did, I doubt that I'd last more than a 
;emester or two." 

Getting into college is a problem, nowadays. Staying 
here, once in, can be even more difficult. 

Here are some of the principal reasons why many 
tudents fail to finish: 

Academic failure: For one reason or another— not 
ilways connected with a lack of aptitude or potential 
cholastic ability — many students fail to make the grade, 
-ow entrance requirements, permitting students to enter 
ollege without sufficient aptitude or previous preparation, 
ilso play a big part. In schools where only a high-school 
liploma is required for admission, drop-outs and failures 
luring the first two years average (nationally) between 60 
nd 70 per cent. Normally selective admissions procedures 
isually cut this rate down to between 20 and 40 per cent. 
Where admissions are based on keen competition, the 
ttrition rate is 10 per cent or less. 

future outlook: High schools are tightening their 
cademic standards, insisting upon greater effort by 
tudents, and teaching the techniques of note-taking, ef- 
ective studying, and library use. Such measures will 
nevitably better the chances of students when they reach 
ollege. Better testing and counseling programs should 
lelp, by guiding less-able students away from institutions 
vhere they'll be beyond their depth and into institutions 
tetter suited to their abilities and needs. Growing popular 
.cceptance of the two-year college concept will also help, 
iS will the adoption of increasingly selective admissions 
(rocedures by four-year colleges and universities. 

Parents can help by encouraging activities designed to 
ind the right academic spot for their children; by recog- 



nizing their children's strengths and limitations; by creat- 
ing an atmosphere in which children will be encouraged to 
read, to study, to develop curiosity, to accept new ideas. 

Poor motivation: Students drop out of college "not only 
because they lack ability but because they do not have 
the motivation for serious study," say persons who have 
studied the attrition problem. This aspect of students' 
failure to finish college is attracting attention from edu- 
cators and administrators both in colleges and in secondary 
schools. 

future outlook: Extensive research is under way to 
determine whether motivation can be measured. The 
"Personal Values Inventory," developed by scholars at 
Colgate University, is one promising yardstick, providing 
information about a student's long-range persistence, 
personal self-control, and deliberateness (as opposed to 
rashness). Many colleges and universities are participating 
in the study, in an effort to establish the efficacy of the 
tests. Thus far, report the Colgate researchers, "the tests 
have successfully differentiated between over- and under- 
achieves in every college included in the sample." 

Parents can help by their own attitudes toward scholas- 
tic achievement and by encouraging their children to 




develop independence from adults. "This, coupled with 
the reflected image that a person acquires from his 
parents— an image relating to persistence and other 
traits and values— may have much to do with his orienta- 
tion toward academic success," the Colgate investigators 
say. 

Money: Most parents think they know the cost of send- 
ing a child to college. But, a recent survey shows, rela- 
tively few of them actually do. The average parent, the 
survey disclosed, underestimates college costs by roughly 
40 per cent. In such a situation, parental savings for col- 
lege purposes often run out quickly — and, unless the 
student can fill the gap with scholarship aid, a loan, or 
earnings from part-time employment, he drops out. 

future outlook: A surprisingly high proportion of 
financial dropouts are children of middle-income, not 
low-income, families. If parents would inform themselves 
fully about current college costs — and reinform them- 
selves periodically, since prices tend to go up — a substan- 
tial part of this problem could be solved in the future by 
realistic family savings programs. 

Other probabilities: growing federal and state (as 
well as private) scholarship programs; growing private 
and governmental loan programs. 

Jobs: Some students, anxious to strike out on their 
own, are lured from college by jobs requiring little skill but 
offering attractive starting salaries. Many such students 
may have hesitated about going to college in the first 
place and drop out at the first opportunity. 

future outlook: The lure of jobs will always tempt 
some students, but awareness of the value of completing 
college — for lifelong financial gain, if for no other reason 
— is increasing. 

Emotional problems: Some students find themselves 
unable to adjust to college life and drop out as a result. 
Often such problems begin when a student chooses a col- 
lege that's "wrong" for him. It may accord him too much 
or too little freedom; its pace may be too swift for him, 
resulting in frustration, or too slow, resulting in boredom; 
it may be "too social" or "not social enough." 

future outlook: With expanding and more skillful 
guidance counseling and psychological testing, more 
students can expect to be steered to the "right" college 
environment. This won't entirely eliminate the emotional- 
maladjustment problem, but it should ease it substantially. 

Marriage: Many students marry while still in college 
but fully expect to continue their education. A number do 
go on (sometimes wives withdraw from college to earn 
money to pay their husbands' educational expenses). 
Others have children before graduating and must drop 
out of college in order to support their family. 

future outlook: The trend toward early marriage 
shows no signs of abating. Large numbers of parents 
openly or tacitly encourage children to go steady and to 
marry at an early age. More and more colleges are provid- 




ing living quarters for married undergraduate student 
Some even have day-care facilities for students' youn 
children. Attitudes and customs in their "peer groups 
will continue to influence young people on the questio 
of marrying early; in some groups, it's frowned upon; ii 
others, it's the thing to do. 

Colleges and universities are deeply interested ii 
finding solutions to the attrition problem in all its 
aspects. Today, at many institutions, enrollment 
resembles a pyramid: the freshman class, at the bottom, 
is big; the sophomore class is smaller, the junior class still 
smaller, and the senior class a mere fraction of the fresh- 
man group. Such pyramids are wasteful, expensive, inef- 
ficient. They represent hundreds, sometimes thousands, ol 
personal tragedies: young people who didn't make it. 

The goal of the colleges is to change the pyramid into a 
straight-sided figure, with as many people graduating as 
enter the freshman class. In the college of tomorrow, th« 
sides will not yet have attained the perfect vertical, but — as 
a result of improved placement, admissions, and aca- 
demic practices — they should slope considerably less than 
they do now. 



\/\ hat will college 

have done for them? 



[f your children are like about 33 per cent of today's 
college graduates, they will not end their formal educa- 
tion when they get their bachelor's degrees. On they'll 
d — to graduate school, to a professional school, or to an 
ivanced technological institution. 
There are good reasons for their continuing: 

In four years, nowadays, one can only begin to scratch 
le surface of the body of knowledge in his specialty. To 
ach, or to hold down a high-ranking job in industry or 
avernment, graduate study is becoming more and more 
seful and necessary. 

Automation, in addition to eliminating jobs in un- 
cilled categories, will have an increasingly strong effect on 
jrsons holding jobs in middle management and middle 
chnology. Competition for survival will be intense, 
lany students will decide that one way of competing 
ivantageously is to take as much formal education be- 
snd the baccalaureate as they can get. 

One way in which women can compete successfully 
ith men for high-level positions is to be equipped with a 
raduate degree when they enter the job market. 

Students heading for school-teaching careers will 
icreasingly be urged to concentrate on substantive studies 
i their undergraduate years and to take methodology 
jurses in a postgraduate schooling period. The same will 
e true in many other fields. 

Shortages are developing in some professions, e.g., 
ledicine. Intensive efforts will be made to woo more top 
ndergraduates into professional schools, and opportuni- 
es in short-supplied professions will become increasingly 
(tractive. 

"Skills," predicts a Presidential committee, "may be- 
Dme obsolete in our fast-moving industrial society. Sound 
iucation provides a basis for adjustment to constant and 
brupt change — a base on which new skills may be built." 
he moral will not be lost on tomorrow's students. 
In addition to having such practical motives, tomor- 
sw's students will be influenced by a growing tendency 
> expose them to graduate-level work while they are still 
ndergraduates. Independent study will give them a taste 
f the intellectual satisfaction to be derived from learning 
n their own. Graduate-style seminars, with their stimulat- 
lg give-and-take of fact and opinion, will exert a strong 



appeal. As a result, for able students the distinction be- 
tween undergraduate and graduate work will become 
blurred and meaningless. Instead of arbitrary insistence 
upon learning in two-year or four-year units, there will 
be more attention paid to the length of time a student 
requires — and desires — to immerse himself in the specialty 
that interests him. 

A nd even with graduate or professional study, educa- 
a-V tion is not likely to end for your children. 
■*- -*■ Administrators in the field of adult education— 
or, more accurately, "continuing education" — expect that 
within a decade the number of students under their wing 
will exceed the number of undergraduates in American 
colleges and universities. 

"Continuing education," says Paul A. McGhee, dean 
of New York University's Division of General Education 
(where annually some 17,000 persons enroll in around 
1,200 non-credit courses) "is primarily the education of 
the already educated." The more education you have, the 
more you are likely to want. Since more and more people 
will go to college, it follows that more and more people 
will seek knowledge throughout their lives. 

We are, say adult-education leaders, departing from the 
old notion that one works to live. In this day of automa- 
tion and urbanization, a new concept is emerging: "time," 
not "work," is the paramount factor in people's lives. 
Leisure takes on a new meaning: along with golf, boating, 




and partying, it now includes study. And he who forsakes 
gardening for studying is less and less likely to be regarded 
as the neighborhood oddball. 

Certain to vanish are the last vestiges of the stigma that 
has long attached to "night school." Although the con- 
cept of night school as a place for educating only the il- 
literate has changed, many who have studied at night — 
either for credit or for fun and intellectual stimulation — 
have felt out of step, somehow. But such views are 
obsolescent and soon will be obsolete. 

Thus far, American colleges and universities— with 
notable exceptions — have not led the way in providing 
continuing education for their alumni. Most alumni have 
been forced to rely on local boards of education and other 
civic and social groups to provide lectures, classes, discus- 
sion groups. These have been inadequate, and institutions 
of higher education can be expected to assume un- 
precedented roles in the continuing-education field. 

Alumni and alumnae are certain to demand that they 
take such leadership. Wrote Clarence B. Randall in The 
New York Times Magazine: "At institution after institu- 
tion there has come into being an organized and articulate 
group of devoted graduates who earnestly believe . . . that 
the college still has much to offer them." 

When colleges and universities respond on a large scale 
to the growing demand for continuing education, the 
variety of courses is likely to be enormous. Already, in 
institutions where continuing education is an accepted 
role, the range is from space technology to existentialism 
to funeral direction. (When the University of California 
offered non-credit courses in the first-named subject to 
engineers and physicists, the combined enrollment reached 
4,643.) "From the world of astronauts, to the highest of 
ivory towers, to six feet under," is how one wag has 
described the phenomenon. 

Some other likely features of your children, after 
they are graduated from tomorrow's colleges: 
► They'll have considerably more political sophisti- 
cation than did the average person who marched up to get 
a diploma in their parents' day. Political parties now have 
active student groups on many campuses and publish 
material beamed specifically at undergraduates. Student- 
government organizations are developing sophisticated 
procedures. Nonpartisan as well as partisan groups, oper- 
ating on a national scale, are fanning student interest in 
current political affairs. 

► They'll have an international orientation that many of 
their parents lacked when they left the campuses. The 
presence of more foreign students in their classes, the 
emphasis on courses dealing with global affairs, the front 
pages of their daily newspapers will all contribute to this 
change. They will find their international outlook useful: 
a recent government report predicts that "25 years from 
now, one college graduate in four will find at least part of 



his career abroad in such places as Rio de Janeiro, Dakai 
Beirut, Leopoldville, Sydney, Melbourne, or Toronto." 

► They'll have an awareness of unanswered questions I 
to an extent that their parents probably did not havj 
Principles that once were regarded (and taught) as in 
controvertible fact are now regarded (and taught) as sufa 
ject to constant alteration, thanks to the frequent topplin; 
of long-held ideas in today's explosive sciences anj 
technologies. Says one observer: "My student generation 
if it looked at the world, didn't know it was 'loaded 1 
Today's student has no such ignorance." 

► They'll possess a broad-based liberal education, bu 
in their jobs many of them are likely to specialize mop 
narrowly than did their elders. "It is a rare bird toda; 
who knows all about contemporary physics and all abotii 
modern mathematics," said one of the world's most dis 
tinguished scientists not long ago, "and if he exists,. 




haven't found him. Because of the rapid growth of scienc 
it has become impossible for one man to master any larg 
part of it; therefore, we have the necessity of specializa 
tion." 

► Your daughters are likely to be impatient with th 
prospect of devoting their lives solely to unskilled labor a 
housewives. Not only will more of tomorrow's wome: 
graduates embark upon careers when they receive thei 
diplomas, but more of them will keep up their contact 
with vocational interests even during their period of child 
rearing. And even before the children are grown, more c 
them will return to the working force, either as paii 
employees or as highly skilled volunteers 

Depending upon their own outlook, parents o 
tomorrow's graduates will find some of the pros 
pects good, some of them deplorable. In essence 
however, the likely trends of tomorrow are only continua 
tions of trends that are clearly established today, an< 
moving inexorably. 




yy ho will pay— and how? 



ill you be able to afford a college education 
for your children? The tuition? The travel ex- 
pense? The room rent? The board? 
In addition: 

Will you be able to pay considerably more than is 
vritten on the price-tags for these items? 

The stark truth is that you — or somebody — must pay, 
f your children are to go to college and get an education 
is good as the education you received. 

Here is where colleges and universities get their 
money: 
From taxes paid to governments at all levels: 
:ity, state, and federal. Governments now appropriate an 
istimated $2.9 billion in support of higher education 
ivery year. By 1970 government support will have grown 
o roughly $4 billion. 

From private gifts and grants. These now provide nearly 
il billion annually. By 1970 they must provide about 
12.019 billion. Here is where this money is likely to come 
rom: 

Alumni $ 505,000,000(25%) 

Non-alumni individuals 505,000,000 (25%) 

Business corporations 505,000,000 (25%) 

Foundations 262,000,000 (13%) 

Religious denominations 242,000,000 (12%) 

Total voluntary support, 1970. . $2,019,000,000 

From endowment earnings. These now provide around 
5210 million a year. By 1970 endowment will produce 
iround $333 million a year. 

From tuition and fees. These now provide around $1.2 
Mllion (about 21 per cent of college and university funds). 
Jy 7970 they must produce about $2.1 billion (about 23.5 
ber cent of all funds). 

From other sources. Miscellaneous income now provides 
tround $410 million annually. By 1970 the figure is ex- 
acted to be around $585 million. 

These estimates, made by the independent Council for 
Financial Aid to Education*, are based on the "best 
ivailable" estimates of the expected growth in enroll- 
ment in America's colleges and universities: from slightly 
ess than 4 million this year to about 6.4 million in the 

*To whose research staff the editors are indebted for most of the 
inancial projections cited in this section of their report. CFAE 
tatisticians, using and comparing three methods of projection, built 
Jieir estimates on available hard figures and carefully reasoned 
issumptions about the future. 



academic year 1969-70. The total income that the colleges 
and universities will require in 1970 to handle this enroll- 
ment will be on the order of $9 billion — compared with 
the $5.6 billion that they received and spent in 1959-60. 

WHO PAYS? 

virtually every source of funds, of course — however 
it is labeled — boils down to you. Some of the money, you 
pay directly: tuition, fees, gifts to the colleges and univer- 
sities that you support. Other funds pass, in a sense, 
through channels — your church, the several levels of 
government to which you pay taxes, the business corpora- 
tions with which you deal or in which you own stock. 
But, in the last analysis, individual persons are the source 
of them all. 

Hence, if you wished to reduce your support of higher 
education, you could do so. Conversely (as is presumably 
the case with most enlightened parents and with most col- 
lege alumni and alumnae), if you wished to increase it, 
you could do that, also — with your vote and your check- 
book. As is clearly evident in the figures above, it is es- 
sential that you substantially increase both your direct 
and your indirect support of higher education between 
now and 1970, if tomorrow's colleges and universities are 
to give your children the education that you would wish 
for them. 

THE MONEY YOU'LL NEED 

since it requires long-range planning and long-range 
voluntary saving, for most families the most difficult part 
of financing their children's education is paying the direct 
costs: tuition, fees, room, board, travel expenses. 

These costs vary widely from institution to institution. 
At government-subsidized colleges and universities, for 







example, tuition fees for state residents may be non- 
existent or quite low. At community colleges, located 
within commuting distance of their students' homes, room 
and board expenses may consist only of what parents are 
already paying for housing and food. At independent 
(non-governmental) colleges and universities, the costs 
may be considerably higher. 

In 1960-61, here is what the average male student 
spent at the average institution of higher education, in- 
cluding junior colleges, in each of the two categories 
(public and private): 

Public Private 

Institutions Institutions 

Tuition $179 $ 676 

Board 383 404 

Room 187 216 

Total $749 $1,296 

These, of course, are "hard-core" costs only, repre- 
senting only part of the expense. The average annual 
bill for an unmarried student is around $1,550. This con- 
servative figure, provided by the Survey Research Center 
at the University of Michigan for the U.S. Office of Edu- 
cation, does not include such items as clothing. And, as 
we have attempted to stress by italicizing the word "aver- 
age" wherever it appears, the bill can be considerably 
higher, as well as somewhat lower. At a private college 
for women (which is likely to get relatively little money 
from other sources and must therefore depend heavily 
upon tuition income) the hard-core costs alone may now 
run as high as $2,600 per year. 

Every parent must remember that costs will inevitably 
rise, not fall, in the years ahead. In 1970, according to 
one estimate, the cost of four years at the average state 
university will be $5,800; at the average private college, 
$11,684. 

HOW TO AFFORD IT? 

such sums represent a healthy part of most families' 
resources. Hard-core costs alone equal, at public institu- 
tions, about 13 per cent of the average American family's 
annual income; at private institutions, about 23 per cent 
of average annual income. 

How do families afford it? How can you afford it? 

Here is how the typical family pays the current average 
bill of $1,550 per year: 

Parents contribute $950 

Scholarships defray 130 

The student earns 360 

Other sources yield 110 

Nearly half of all parents begin saving money for their 
children's college education well before their children are 
ready to enroll. Fourteen per cent report that they borrow 
money to help meet college costs. Some 27 per cent take 
on extra work, to earn more money. One in five mothers 
does additional work in order to help out. 

Financing the education of one's children is obviously, 



for many families, a scramble — a piecing-together o 
many sources of funds. 

Is such scrambling necessary? The question can 
answered only on a family-by-family basis. But these 
generalizations do seem valid: 

► Many parents think they are putting aside enougl 
money to pay most of the costs of sending their childrei 
to college. But most parents seriously underestimate 
what these costs will be. The only solution: Keep posted 
by checking college costs periodically. What was true a 
college costs yesterday (and even of the figures in thn 
report, as nearly current as they are) is not necessarilj 
true of college costs today. It will be even less true qj 
college costs tomorrow. 

► If they knew what college costs really were, and whaj 
they are likely to be in the years when their children ari 
likely to enroll, many parents could save enough money 
They would start saving earlier and more persistently 
They would gear their family budgets to the need. Thej 
would revise their savings programs from time to time 
as they obtained new information about cost changes 

► Many parents count on scholarships to pay their chii 
dren's way. For upper-middle-income families, this reu 
ance can be disastrous. By far the greatest number o: 
scholarships are now awarded on the basis of financia 
need, largely determined by level of family income. (CoJ 
leges and other scholarship sources are seriously con) 
cerned about the fact, indicated by several studies, tha! 
at least 100,000 of the country's high-school graduate 
each year are unable to attend college, primarily foi 
financial reasons.) Upper-middle-income families an 
among those most seriously affected by the sudden real| 
zation that they have failed to save enough for then 
children's education. 

► Loan programs make sense. Since going to collegl 
sometimes costs as much as buying a house (which mos 
families finance through long-term borrowing), long-tern 





payment of college costs, by students or their parents, 
rikes many people as highly logical. 
Loans can be obtained from government and from 
•ivate bankers. Just last spring, the most ambitious 
•ivate loan program yet developed was put into opera- 
Dn: United Student Aid Funds, Inc., is the backer, with 
:adquarters at 420 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, 
.Y. It is raising sufficient capital to underwrite a reserve 
ind to endorse $500 million worth of long-term, low- 
terest bank loans to students. Affiliated state com- 
ittees, established by citizen groups, will act as the 
rect contact agencies for students. 
In the 1957-58 academic year, loans for educational 
jrposes totaled only $115 million. Last year they totaled 
i estimated $430 million. By comparison, scholarships 
om all sources last year amounted to only $160 million. 

5 THE COST TOO HIGH? 

[GH as they seem, tuition rates are bargains, in this 
tnse: They do not begin to pay the cost of providing a 
jllege education. 

On the national average, colleges and universities must 
ceive between three and four additional dollars for 
/ery one dollar that they collect from students, in order 
> provide their services. At public institutions, the ratio 
F non-tuition money to tuition money is greater than 
le average: the states typically spend more than $700 
w every student enrolled. 

Even the gross cost of higher education is low, when 
ut in perspective. In terms of America's total production 
f goods and services, the proportion of the gross na- 
onal product spent for higher education is only 1.3 per 

nt, according to government statistics. 

To put salaries and physical plant on a sound footing, 
alleges must spend more money, in relation to the gross 
ational product, than they have been spending in the 
ast. Before they can spend it, they must get it. From 
'hat sources? 



Using the current and the 1970 figures that were cited 
earlier, tuition will probably have to carry, on the aver- 
age, about 2 per cent more of the share of total educa- 
tional costs than it now carries. Governmental support, 
although increasing by about a billion dollars, will actu- 
ally carry about 7 per cent less of the total cost than it 
now does. Endowment income's share will remain about 
the same as at present. Revenues in the category of "other 
sources" can be expected to decline by about .8 per cent, 
in terms of their share of the total load. Private gifts and 
grants — from alumni, non-alumni individuals, businesses 
and unions, philanthropic foundations, and religious de- 
nominations — must carry about 6 per cent more of the 
total cost in 1970, if higher education is not to founder. 

Alumnae and alumni, to whom colleges and universi- 
ties must look for an estimated 25 per cent ($505 million) 
of such gifts: please note. 

CAN COLLEGES BE MORE EFFICIENT? 

industrial cost accountants — and, not infrequently, 
other business men — sometimes tear their hair over the 
"inefficiencies" they see in higher education. Physical 
facilities — classrooms, for example — are in use for only 
part of the 24-hour day, and sometimes they stand idle 
for three months in summertime. Teachers "work" — 
i.e., actually stand in the front of their classes — for only 
a fraction of industry's 40-hour week. (The hours devoted 
to preparation and research, without which a teacher 
would soon become a purveyor of dangerously outdated 
misinformation, don't show on formal teaching schedules 
and are thus sometimes overlooked by persons making a 
judgment in terms of business efficiency.) Some courses 
are given for only a handful of students. (What a waste 
of space and personnel, some cost analysts say.) 

A few of these "inefficiencies" are capable of being 
curbed, at least partially. The use of physical facilities is 
being increased at some institutions through the provision 
of night lectures and lab courses. Summer schools and 
year-round schedules are raising the rate of plant utiliza- 
tion. But not all schools are so situated that they can 
avail themselves of even these economies. 

The president of the Rochester (N.Y.) Chamber of 
Commerce observed not long ago: 

"The heart of the matter is simply this: To a great 
extent, the very thing which is often referred to as the 
'inefficient' or 'unbusinesslike' phase of a liberal arts 
college's operation is really but an accurate reflection of 
its true essential nature . . . [American business and 
industry] have to understand that much of liberal edu- 
cation which is urgently worth saving cannot be justified 
on a dollars-and-cents basis." 

In short, although educators have as much of an obli- 
gation as anyone else to use money wisely, you just can't 
run a college like a railroad. Your children would be 
cheated, if anybody tried. 



In sum: 



When your children go to college, what will 
college be like? Their college will, in short, be 
ready for them. Its teaching staff will be compe- 
tent and complete. Its courses will be good and, as you 
would wish them to be, demanding of the best talents 
that your children possess. Its physical facilities will sur- 
pass those you knew in your college years. The oppor- 
tunities it will offer your children will be limitless. 

If. 

That is the important word. 

Between now and 1970 (a date that the editors arbi- 
trarily selected for most of their projections, although 
the date for your children may come sooner or it may 
come later), much must be done to build the strength of 
America's colleges and universities. For, between now 
and 1970, they will be carrying an increasingly heavy 
load in behalf of the nation. 

They will need more money — considerably more than 
is now available to them — and they will need to obtain 
much of it from you. 



They will need, as always, the understanding 
thoughtful portions of the citizenry (particularly t 
own alumni and alumnae) of the subtleties, the sensiti 
ness, the fine balances of freedom and responsibi 
without which the mechanism of higher education can 
function. 

They will need, if they are to be of highest service tc 
your children, the best aid which you are capable o: 
giving as a parent: the preparation of your children tc 
value things of the mind, to know the joy of meeting anc 
overcoming obstacles, and to develop their own persona 
independence. 

Your children are members of the most promisim 
American generation. (Every new generation, properly 
is so regarded.) To help them realize their promise is i 
job to which the colleges and universities are dedicated 
It is their supreme function. It is the job to which you, a: 
parent, are also dedicated. It is your supreme function 

With your efforts and the efforts of the college of to 
morrow, your children's future can be brilliant. If. 




"The College 
of Tomorrow" 



The report on this and the preceding 15 pages is the product of a cooperative endeavor in which scores of 
schools, colleges, and universities are taking part. It was prepared under the direction of the group listed 
below, who form editorial projects for education, a non-profit organization associated with the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council. Copyright © 1962 by Editorial Projects for Education, Inc., 1707 N Street, N.W., 
Washington 6, D.C. All rights reserved; no part of this supplement may be reproduced without express permission of the editors. Printed in U.S.A. ' 



JAMES E. ARMSTRONG 

The University of Noire Dame 

RANDOLPH L. FORT 

Emory University 

WALDO C. M. JOHNSTON JEAN D. LINEHAN 

Yale University American Alumni Council 



DENTON BEAL DAVID A. BURR DANIEL S. ENDSLEY 

Carnegie Institute of Technology The University of Oklahoma Stanford University 

MARALYN O. GILLESPIE L. FRANKLIN HEALD CHARLES M. HELMKEN 

Swarthmore College The University of New Hampshire American Alumni Council 

JOHN W. PATON ROBERT L. PAYTON FRANCES PROVENCE 

Wesleyan University Washington University Bay/or University 



ROBERT M. RHODES STANLEY SAPLIN 

The University of Pennsylvania New York University 

CHARLES E. WIDMAYER REBA WILCOXON 

Dartmouth College The University of Arkansas 

CHESLEY WORTHINGTON 

Brown University 


VERNE A. STADTMAN FRANK J. TATE 

The University of California The Ohio State University 

RONALD A. WOLK ELIZABETH BOND WOOD 

The Johns Hopkins University Sweet Briar College 

CORBIN GWALTNEY 

Executive Editor 













class notes 



-| /~\ Claudine Hutter 

III 220 South Princeton Circle 
-*- ^-^ Lynchburg, Virginia 

Louise Hooper Ewell claims that she 
lives in a wonderfully exciting part of 
the State where almost anything can hap- 
pen, Bayside, Va., on Lynnhaven Bay. 
Not far away is Cape Henry where the 
settlers made their first landing. April 26, 
1607, on their way to Jamestown. With 
this historic background enthusiastic citi- 
zens of Princess Anne County and Virginia 
Beach have formed the Princess Anne 
County Historical Society. Louise is mem- 
bership chairman. The purpose is to 
awaken the interest of the public (the 
world ) to their heritage. They seek to 
collect material which will help to estab- 
lish local history in times of peace and 
war; and to form a foundation for the 
preservation of old buildings in their 
area. The acquisition of "Pembrooke," a 
fine 18th century Georgian mansion, will 
in time become the center for the Society. 
This is one of several 17th, 18th, and 19th 
century houses still standing. In 1959 
Louise resigned from the Norfolk Social 
Service Bureau where she was Supervisor 
in the Public Assistance Division. 

Margaret Eaglesjield Bell and her hus- 
band find life in Florida quite different 
from what they expected. Quiet enough 
in the day time to permit walking, reading, 
swimming and gardening. But oh the 
nights! The village of Melrose, with 
population of 600, including retired army, 
navy, civilian settlers, boasts of dinner 
parties any time for over 40 people. The 
Bells like it. 

The ten members of the class of 1910 
are all going strong. 



I C\ Sue Hardie Bell 

1 "S (Mrs. William T.) 
J- 1 ' 98 Park Street 

Montclair, New Jersey 

This is our year and I hope you all 
will be planning to return for our 50th 
reunion. It is not too soon to start making 
these plans. Now with Sue Slaughter and 
Mary Clifton Tabb George gone I have 
few personal contacts, so will have to 
depend on you to send me news. 

Our Fund Agent, Mary Clark Rogers, is 
always on the job and her enthusiasm and 
interest in Sweet Briar should make us 
all want to do our part in raising funds, 
so needed now and always. Of course she 
will be with us at reunion. Florence Coffin 
Gillem, whom I see on my visits to Birm- 
ingham, has said she hopes to come. Also 
Henrianne Early, another of our faithful 
class members. 

1 visited Henrianne in Washington last 
May and had a delightful time. She hasn't 
changed and is still her active self and 
interested in church and Colonial Dames. 

Sarah Cooper wrote on her Christmas 
card that she is well and expects to return 
to Palm Beach for her usual winter vaca- 



3n (JHemoriam 

Mrs. Harry B. Finch (Marie Mahone, 

A! 
Miss Henrietta Washburn, '14, 1962 
Miss Felicia Patton, '16, 1962 
Mrs. M. Thomson Murray (Mildred 

Thomson, 19), October 1962 
Mrs. James R. Sampson (Frances 

Gatchel, '26), 1962 
Mrs. G. Carroll Stribling (Jane 

Forder, '34), January 1963 
Mrs. Earl M. McGowin (Ellen Pratt, 

'35 ) , September 30, 1962 
Mrs. Duncan Holby, Jr. (Mona 

Hewes, '36), November 21, 1961 
Mrs. John B. Evans (Janet Fulton. 

'51) February 23, 1963 

tion. I had a nice visit with her several 
years ago when I, too, was visiting in Palm 
Beach. I received a Christmas card from 
Eva Horner Butterworth but no news. 

My life has changed since I lost my 
husband a year ago, but I am fortunate 
to have Coleman, who isn't married, 
living with me. My daughter, Hardie. 
lives in Summit, N. J., not too far away. 
She has one son at Duke and another son 
married who has a new baby. It is hard 
to believe that I am a great-grandmother. 
Bill, my older son, is a colonel in the 
Army and is now serving a hardship tour 
of thirteen months in Korea. His wife 
and two children are living in Bryn Mawr. 
Pa., until he returns and is reassigned. 

~| f~) Marianne Martin 
I f\ 601 Maury Avenue 
- 1 - v - f Norfolk 17, Va. 

Although at Christmas most alumnae 
are too busy making family news to record 
it a good number of our class sent me 
items. Thanks! 

Dorothy Harrison reported her only 
news was that she was enjoying good 
health and good friends, and particularly 
looked forward to her annual reunion, 
sometimes held in New York, with Betty 
Loivman Hall. She added, "We grow old 
but we still have fun when we are to- 
gether." This remark seems applicable 
to all of us. 

Eleanette Sollitt Stapely also reported 
good health which at our age is certainly 
newsworthy. She wrote bemoaning the fact 
that none of her Sweet Briar friends ever 
come to Scottsdale, Arizona. Eleanette 
lives half the year in Arizona and the other 
half in Springfield, Ohio. Her time is 
spent either in painting or in admiring her 
husband's pictures. 

From White Plains, N. Y., came word 
from Mary Reed that she had visited S. B. 



last April and was much impressed by the 
new buildings and the total beauty of the 
college. She vacationed in the White 
Mountains last summer and there she had 
a "get-together" with Gertrude Dally 
Massie, '22. In December she entertained 
Elizabeth MacQueen Nelson, '25, at dinner. 

Charlotte Seaver Paterson is staying 
close to home these days as she is building 
a new house. Last winter she and her 
husband had a Caribbean trip. By the 
way Charlotte is Mrs. Charles (not Clark) 
Paterson. In some way our records have 
been in error. 

This fall has been a difficult one for 
Cornelia Carroll Gardner as her husband. 
Kinloch, was in the Naval Hospital in 
Portsmouth for many weeks. Cornelia 
drove from Williamsburg every day to 
see him besides continuing her work as 
hostess with the Restoration. Kinloch is 
now at home and doing well. Cornelia 
heard recently from Miss McLaws who 
wrote that she was in good health. 

Big news from Priscilla Brown Cald- 
well! She and her husband, Robert, cele- 
brated their 41st wedding anniversary in 
November. They are the proud possessors 
of ten grandchildren. 

News from Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck 
just came in time to be included in this, 
column. She has been suffering with her 
eyes which were smoke damaged on De- 
cember 14 by fire in the apartment below 
her. Nothing was burned in Vivienne's 
apartment, but, like her eyes, her apart- 
ment was smoke damaged. Last August 
she went to Asheville for the Beta Theta 
Pi Convention. While there she saw 
Corinne Gibbon Woollcott. 

Catherine Marshall Shuler reported that 
1962 had been a long, hard year, full of 
sadness for her. John is now recovering 
from a serious operation. They were in 
Florida when she wrote and were expecting 
some of the family to join them for Christ- 
mas so the end of the year promised to be 
brighter. 

Guests at the Boxwood Inn last May 
were Elizabeth Madson Eddy and her hus- 
band. William. They were on their way 
to The Homestead at Hot Springs. The 
new buildings amazed, and the old beauty 
of the college still charmed them. 

A very brief line from Margaret McVey 
said she was spending Christmas in Mexi- 
co City and then would tour Mexico and 
Yucatan. 

In August Cilia Guggenheimer Nusbaum 
and her husband, Bertram, attended the 
American Bar Association meeting in San, 
Francisco where they spent a delightful 
day with Hildegarde planner Alonhon 21. 
and her husband, Frederick. The Mon- 
hoffs live in the California wine country 
and Cilia was sorry that she could not visit 
their home which Frederick had designed. 

A family reunion was the big news 
with Charlotte More Meloney. On De- 
cember 17 she and her son, John, met her 
daughter. Marion, with her husband and 



March 1963 



41 



two children in New lork. Marion and 
her family were returning from Taiwan 
where lier husband has been Chief of 
Program fur AID since August, 1960. 
Charlotte's mother is 94 1 -; but planned to 
leave home and visit her grandson in 
\ ermont for Christmas. Charlotte is busy 
with craft teaching. 

Church work, housekeeping and social 
activities keep Cornelia Doremus Knipher 
lui-y and content she reported. 

Indirect news came to me about lloe 
Bowers Joel. She has been in Europe for 
two months. In addition to the more 
usual countries visited she went to Spain 
which she found most interesting. 

Betty Louman Hall sent me the news 
of lloe commenting that she did not travel 
like lloe but stayed at home busy with 
political, church and social activities. Her 
most unusual accomplishment, however, is 
sawing wood without getting lame! This 
is a feat which I am sure no one else in 
our class can perform. 

Last summer Virginia Eaglesfield Wil- 
son and her husband spent about a week 
at Virginia Beach. She and I had a nice 
long telephone conversation and Virginia 
most graciously asked me to dinner with. 
them. Unfortunately I was not able to 
accept. While at the Beach, Virginia saw 
Margaret McCluer who was taking a holi- 
day there, too. 

As for me — I spent ten days in Abing- 
don, Virginia, last summer in pursuit of 
"culture" at the Virginia Festival of Arts 
and Crafts. I am afraid I was not much 
improved although I went to many Barter 
plays, heard lectures, music, etc. I spent 
Christmas in Leaksville, N. C, where I 
used to work. It was pleasant to renew 
old ties. I am still working half time in 
the library of Old Dominion College 
( formerly Norfolk College of William and 
Mary i here. I do some church work, a 
little typing for the League of Women 
Voters and try to grow old gracefully. 

| f~\ Elizabeth Ecgleston 

I ^-9 Green Level 

Hampden-Sydney. Va. 

Again 1919's little lavender and green 
banner must fly at half-mast, this time for 
the passing of Cotton-top Thompson who 
died in October. All of our fun and eager 
gropings come back poignantly as we 
spiral toward the latter years, and mem- 
bers of the class slip away. 

For the first time in forty years it was 
my privilege to be back for Founders' 
Day. And what a privilege it was — winey 
air. rose-blue hills, boxwood looming and 
serene. Through it all the vigorous and 
significant life of today's College at its 
unself-conscious best, powerfully flowed. 

1919's big news was that Flo Freeman 
Hew in from Hawaii to honour Doctor 
Harley. for whom a memorial service was 
being held up at the Monument. Carrie 
Sharpe came, too, and Bertha of course 
wa~ there, and the dear greying Walkers, 
with a throng of more recents, at one in 
reverent affection and admiration for this 
strong and independent contributor to 
Sweet Briar's integrity. 

In the afternoon. Flo gathered a party 
of Doctor Harley 's special friends down 
at the Infirmary. There, under her por- 



trait, that smiled quizzically down at us, 
we swapped absurd and delicious tales of 
her doings and sayings — all in affection- 
ate salute to her greatness. 

ll was an eye-opener to me to see the 
carefully worked out sessions for the fund 
chairmen and members of the Alumnae 
Council. For three days each year they 
meet for the study of Sweet Briar's finan- 
cial needs and how best these needs can 
be met. These women seemed to me the 
very cream of our graduates. By willing, 
able, and indomitably effort they raise 
funds to enable Sweet Briar to exist and 
to grow; to channel the best of the past 
into fresh and compelling needs of present 
and future. I sat in on some of these 
meetings, and came away with a red face 
that I had been so unaware of the pre- 
sistent and fine effort of this group. The 
plight of the small independent college is 
acute. Tax-supported behemoths flourish. 
Today it is only by unanimity of loyal 
effort that the privilege of a fine small 
college may be extended to young women 
who can and will utilize and enjoy it. 

One last item — Shelley Rouse Aagesen 
and her delightful husband spent a night 
with me recently. I live one mile off 
Route IS which ambles from Canada to 
Florida, and I suggest that you follow 
Shelley's example and come to see me. 



^""* ~| Marion Shafer Wadhams 
/ I (Mrs. Charles H.) 
*-* - 1 - 36 French Road 

Rochester 18, N. Y. 

1 thought about those who were im- 
mediately involved by the Cuban situation 
and w-rote Lette Mathews in Norfolk and 
Mil and Kate in Florida. Lette reported 
that w r hen the evacuees arrived in Norfolk 
after a half-hour alert in Cuba, many had 
only the clothes on their back. An appeal 
went out over TV and radio, and by the 
next day another appeal went out to 
cease as they were swamped with all that 
was needed. Wasn't that a wonderful 
gesture of democracy versus the frighten- 
ing situation that Mr. K. has created by 
equipping Cuba! Florida seemed to be 
serene except for the Key West Area. 

I went to S. B. last fall with my niece 
to enter her daughter and there saw 
Beulah Norris. We had a good old chat. 
Beulah now lives in Key West. I found 
she was on campus through the guest 
book in the Alumnae House. Ophelia's 
name was there also. She was on campus 
in August. 

Edith Marshall is back from Vienna 
after spending some time with her daugh- 
ter whose husband is Military Attache 
there. Can't wait to compare notes. It's 
a plush life and great fun — amazing 
how one communicates with people from 
other embassies, whose dress, color, and 
language are very remote. 

Won't some of you gals send me a report 
of your activities so I can sugar coat my r 
plea for dollars for the Alumnae Fund. 
I know you all are alive because my 
letters are not returned, so I shall call off 
some names in hopes of some reaction — 
Bootsy, Florence Dowden. Isabel Godwin, 
Halle Moore, Gert Pauly, Shelly Rouse. 
Joan Simpson, Ellen Wolfe. Margaret 



Deekens, Catherine Hanitch, Hildegarde 
Flanner. Marian Lincoln. Marian North, 
Ruth Simpson. Gertrude Thams, Laura 
Thompson, Katie Wilson. This is just a 
random list but we do want to know about 
you all spread around the country. Help me 
add some interest to my letters. Research, 
grandchildren, politics or even a recipe 
would be welcome. 

At our S. B. luncheon we heard that 
28% of the freshman class this year was 
accepted under the Early Decision plan. 
On this basis my days at S. B. seem more 
precious because I doubt whether I could 
make it now. But on second thought, 
preparation is better today and so stand- 
ards can be higher, and I won't admit that 
we were a bunch of "dumb clucks." 
Certainly we worked on those term papers, 
and no final exam was easy. 
P. S. I'm now struggling for Master Points 
in bridge. 

The following letter was received from 
Ophelia Short Seward: 

A nice newsy letter from Gertrude 
Anderson. She with thirty-four others had 
a most interesting trip to the northwest 
via Greyhound air-conditioned bus. They 
went on a National Missions Traveling 
Seminar I Presbyterian) which started in 
Seattle and ended in San Francisco. They 
visited many new- churches which had been 
started as National Mission projects. They 
also took in the Fair, the Olympic Penin- 
sula, Mt. Rainier, Coulee Dam, Crater 
Lake. Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco and 
how she enjoyed all the scenery! Now 
that she is back home, Gertrude is quite 
busy working four afternoons a week, 
making dressings for the hospital, and 
also making s.urfed animals for the Ikis- 
pital auxiliary and she is taking a course 
in millinery at the high school. Now we 
know where we can get custom-made hats! 

A note from Russe saying she was at 
Sweet Briar in '55 to see her nieces in the 
May Court, but that she is too far away 
to get back often. I was also there in 
'55 to see Susan in the Court and 1 am 
sick that I missed her. 

\ou will be happy to know that Rhoda 
represented Sweet Briar at the inaugura- 
tion ot the new president of King s col- 
lege at Briarcliff. New York. This is a 
church school (co-education) — 264 boys. 
200 girls. John went with her. She went 
out to Casper. Wyoming, this past fall 
to see her son. John, and his family, and 
guess what she found them doing? Plant- 
ing Sweet Briar tulip bulbs! 

Marion Shajer \^ adhams was at Sweet 
Briar in September with her niece whose 
daughter entered S. B. as a freshman. 
They had a grand time — especially Marion 
because she loved showing her niece. 
Sally, around. She has written since that 
Jennie, her great-niece, just loves SBC. 

I was also at Sweet Briar this past July. 
Katherine Hawkins Baker was visiting me 
and she had never been back since she 
left. I always love going back and so 
does my Susan, so she drove us up there 
one day. We had the best time and 
Katherine said it was the highlight of her 
trip. We also took a friend of mine and 
her daughter with us and we had fun 
showing them around, for Sallie (the 
daughter l has her heart set on going to 
Sweet Briar, and after seeing it and talk- 



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ing to Miss Williams she is even more 
eager. We visited Alumnae House while 
there, and were warmly welcomed. 

My nicest news is that Betsy Heath, our 
oldest daughter, presented us with a grand- 
son on Dec. 29. Our three granddaughters 
are dears but we are glad to have a 
grandson. 

Being your fund agent has been enjoy- 
able for I have heard from so many of you 
after so long a time. I do appreciate 
your letters and Christmas cards. Your 
cooperation in contributing has certainly 
made the job easier for me. Do let me 
hear from you. 

£\ £\ Emily Moon Spilman 
/ / (Mrs. Louis) 
^^ Box 747 

Waynesboro, Va. 

Mary Walkup Woodburn who has been 
holding forth in Middleiown, N. Y\ for 
many years writes that she is looking for- 
ward to retiring from college activities this 
year and doing a bit of traveling. 

Aline Morton Burt of Hinsdale, 111. has 
been doing the West this past year — 
Tucson for a few weeks, Seattle and the 
Fair, a visit with her sister, Jessie, (also 
a SB alumna) in San Francisco, a con- 
vention in Colorado Springs and a week 
in Canada. A Caribbean trip was can- 
celed when the Cuban trouble arose. Aline 
is to be congratulated on three 1962 
grandchildren, making 9 in all. 

I know you will be distressed to hear of 
the death of Julia Benner Moss' husband 
in October and join in sending sympathy. 
Julia's address is Mrs. James A. Moss, 
322 No. Providence Rd„ Wallingford, 
Pennsylvania. 



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Mary Rich Robertson 
(Mrs. Robert E.) 
1306 Bolton St. 
Baltimore 17, Md. 



Gladys Woodward Hubbard did an ex- 
cellent job as Class Secretary but is not 
able to carry on again and has persuaded 
me to do so. I trust you will send me 
more news of you and yours; also that you 
are kind enough to bear with me as 
Alumnae Fund Class Agent and Secretary. 
From the fall and Christmas card replies 
here goes — 

Gladys writes that she, with help from 
Catherine Cox Reynolds, '49, and Mary 
Kimball Grier, "53, had the first meeting 
in October for organizing a Northern 
Connecticut Alumnae Club. They had 
luncheon at Hartford Gold Club and 22 
attended including Muriel McLeod Searby 
from New London, and Ruth Fiske Steegar 
from Old Lyme. Jackie Wood, Alumnae 
Secretary, was present with beautiful slides 
of Sweet Briar as well as an enthusiastic 
talk on goals of new clubs. The group 
plans a spring meeting. Peg Nelson Lloyd 
and husband, Tom, were in Hartford over 
Thanksgiving and visited with the Hub- 
bards "over cocktails for an hour." Peg 
and family spent several weeks last summer 
out in the Jackson Hole Country, fishing 
and relaxing. Her daughter, Eliza, is 
married, has two children and is living 
in Cincinnati. 

Handruma Jones Hager and husband 
were in N. Y. last summer en route to 



Europe. They invited the Hubbards to a 
champagne bon voyage party on the new 
French liner. The France. Sounds very 
gay! 

Mary Cornick Rixey is now living on a 
farm, Montebello, near Gordonsville, Va. 
She writes that Barbour has retired from 
his law firm in Norfolk. Their daughter, 
Ann, is married to Dr. Willcox Ruffin, Jr., 
now in his last year of residency in plastic 
surgery at the U. of Va. Their son, Jack, 
practices law in Norfolk and is married 
to Patty Traugott, class of '48, who is 
second vice-president of the Alumnae 
Association. They have four children. 

Lorraine McCrillis Stott writes that she's 
"still enjoying lots of bridge and golf. 
We manage to get to Pinehurst in the 
spring and Placid in the fall for golf. I 
seem to keep busy as a member of hospital 
board, National Council Flower Show 
Judge and President of our Garden Club." 
Newark, N. Y., is lucky to have Lorraine. 

Betty Guy Tranter's "chief interest is the 
American Field Service which I represent 
in Western Penn. It brings teenage stu- 
dents to the U. S. to spend a year with a 
family and attend high school. We have 
35 from 32 countries here in my area this 
year. Our son, Bill, is a junior in college, 
an economics major, on the Dean's List 
and will be 21 in January." 

Rebecca Snyder Garrison and husband 
Barnette are "now back in our house in 
Gastonia, N. C. after a remodelin i : 
of six months." Their home was lovely 
"before" — the "after" must be out of this 
world. 

Jacque Frank Charles writes from Fort 
Lauderdale, "Am well but have too many 
irons in the fire; especially from Septem- 
ber until June. Have three houses and 
rent two during the season, and for Christ- 
mas Eve and Christmas dinner I ask 
couples or lone women far from home as 
guests. My sister, Billy, and husband own 
a home here but only come down for 
four months in the winter. Virginia, my 
younger sister, and husband have come to 
Palm Beach for the last few years; she is 
the manager for Music Carnival (a theatre- 
in-the-round) and Walter, her husband, is 
an actor. I saw Caroline Flynn Eley last 
week and she is as lovely to look at as 
ever." 

Clara King Maxwell has promised to 
send me a snapshot of her four darling 
grandchildren. She spent a week in N. Y. 
last fall on a "bridge and theatre special." 
Maylen and Kitty Newby were also there. 
How I'd love to see Charlotte and Blowing 
Rock once again ■ — such memories of 
visits in our college days!" 

Dorothy Leatham Nelson, class of '25. 
writes from Texas that "We must get 
together soon; maybe I'll get East once 
again." She was my roommate one of 
those four years. I'd so love to see her ■ — 
too many years since we lunched together 
in N. Y. in the fall of '37 — soon after 
our marriage. 

Esther Jack Arnold from Ohio — "with 
two young college youngsters here even- 
ings, going and bringing in their friends, 
I am quite busy. Jack graduates in June 
from Ohio Wesleyan. I do wish you could 
see my kids. I am certainly the proud 
mother — but aren't we all?" Jackie has 
a handsome son and a lovely daughter 



just two years younger. Her husband. 
Emerson, is a retired doctor. 

Katherine Slaughter Thornton's son, 
John, is our son's age and is a junior at 
VMI. She writes that Jane Nelson loves 
SBC. They also live in Culpeper, Va., and 
Bob and I always look forward to visiting 
Kath and John; they and all of their 
friends have such a good time, and hospi- 
tality and warm friendship flow abund- 
antly. 

Mary Sturgis from Onancock, Va., was 
in our city at Thanksgiving. She had din- 
ner and an evening with us which was a 
real treat for us. 

Nell Atkins Hagemeyer '27 writes from 
Colorado — "We visited our daughter, 
Ann, and her husband, Jim, in Madison, 
Wis. this fall. They are spending Christ- 
mas with us. Ruth our younger daughter 
is busy with college catalogues and goes 
away next fall; brings back fond memories 
of Sweet Briar." May she choose dear old 
SBC! 

Before "signing off" may I add a few 
lines about us here at 1406. My life is 
full of business and pleasure. Am a hard 
working real estate agent, President of 
the Auxiliary of Memorial Episcopal 
Church, Recording Secretary for Garden 
Club (Past Pres.) and also doing my best 
with Class Fund Agent and Secretary for 
S. B.'s '24ers. Bob is a hardworking civil 
engineer in business for himself and Bob, 
our son, is in his third year at Harvard, is 
on Crew, a member of the D. U. Club 
and the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. 

You "gals" — some others of you — 
please write me of your lives and families 
for the next issue of the Magazine. I was 
so proud of our class record for contribu- 
tions to the Alumnae Fund last year. We 
won the $1,000 gift from an anonymous 
alumna. 

C\ r" Kathleen Newby McGee 
/ ^) (Mrs. Tom Q.) 
4LJ *- f 561 East Main Street 

Spartanburg, South Carolina 
Thanks to Pop Graham Hunter for jot- 
ting down on her Christmas card a brief 
on her family. Her son, Ted, married a 
Randolph-Macon graduate from Winches- 
ter, Va. They now live in Rome, Ga., and 
have two children. John, a Lt. j. g. in the 
Navy (doing his stint) was home from 
the Caribbean for Christmas, as were Guy 
a sophomore at Davidson and David a 
junior at Darlington. Martha Woodward 
Van Patten continued to live on at Va. 
Beach after her husband died several 
years ago. One of the daughters and her 
family also live there. The other daughter 
and her family live in California. Martha 
and her daughters gave a luncheon for me 
and my daughters last summer and we 
had a wonderful time reminiscing. She 
showed me a picture of her sister who 
died several years ago and one of her 
sister's husband. Little did I know that 
I would receive an announcement of their 
marriage a few months later. Since Mar- 
tha's marriage to Hugh MacBain she has 
lost both of her parents. Our deepest 
sympathy goes out to her. Martha's ad- 
dress is — Star Route, Laughlinton, Pa. 
I spent the day with Louise Gibbon Car- 
michael last fall. She still looks like a 



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million dollars and has a beautiful home 
in Durham. She gets back to Charlotte 
often as she has a son living there with 
his wife and two children. 

1 had a nice chat recently with Elizabeth 
Cates Wall who divides her time between 
Spartanburg and New Canaan. Conn. 
Most every year she manages a trip to 
Europe but the heat of the summer is spent 
at Highland, N. C. 

Cates brought me up-to-date on Eliza- 
beth Manning Wade who maintains a 
perfectly beautiful apartment in N. Y. C. 
overlooking the East River. She has five 
grandchildren and all of them were with 
her for Christmas. Elizabeth is connected 
with the Fiduciary Trust Co. Bank of 
N. Y. Her daughter, Betsy, is the only 
woman ever to be assigned to the city desk 
of the A'. Y. Times and is now on the 
foreign desk of that paper. 

I still get a thrill out of the arrival of 
a new grandbaby almost every year. I now 
have eight ranging in age from four 
months to ten years. Both of my daughters 
and their husbands and families live in 
Spartanburg not very far from me and 
we were all together for Christmas. My 
older daughter. Marguerite, and her hus- 
band, MacFarlane Cates, are avid bird 
watchers. They go sailing off the coast of 
Maine in the summer and in late August 
almost always go to Scotland to shoot 
grouse. My other daughter, Elizabeth, who 
married Bob Richardson, enjoys painting 
in oils but she really excels at bridge. She 
became a life master last year while she 
was still thirty-one. 



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Claire Hanner Arnold 
(Mrs. Wylie H.) 
2947 Hanson Dr. 
Charlotte. N. C 



I have news from a long time back so 
here we go — my best source is Libbo 
Mathews Wallace. Her son, Harry, was 
married last June. Libbo has also been 
busy with her grandson. She wrote on her 
Christmas card that Virginia Wilson Rob- 
bins has a beautiful granddaughter, Vir- 
ginia Elizabeth, born Oct. 4. As Bruce, 
the proud papa, is somewhere in the 
Pacific, young Ginger and baby were with 
the Robbins for Christmas in Scarsdale, 
N. Y. 

A card from Margaret Cramer and Bill 
Crane reported that Marge had attended 
Commencement in June with the Durhams 
(Joe and Ken). Marge's Cathy is in Bos- 
ton workin r, Bill. Jr. is in Navy Air doing 
his stint as a Lt., j. g. Marge and Bill 
were in Pompano Beach for Christmas. 
She also told me that '"Peewee" has moved 
to Westfield, N. J., and has made many 
friends — and is just our same dear 
"Peewee." She told Cathy that she and 
Marge had pole-vaulted at SBC. I do 
not doubt it — both had good long legs! 
All I could ever do was to be on the 
"Dashing Dandy" hockey team. Sally 
Jamison and I ran up the left and right 
sides of the field trying to avoid the hall!! 
Speaking of Sally Jamison, she has just 
had an ear operation and it seems to be 
so successful that Sally complained of the 
noise in the hall when I went up to see 
her in the hospital. 

I had a Christmas card from "Billy" 
(Elva) Quisenberry Marks, saying that 



she had been in Atlanta and spent a night 
in October with Tootie Maybank Williams 
and Joe and had a wonderful time. (Tootie 
had a party at Thanksgiving with me as 
the honor guest. However I landed in the 
hospital with pneumonia. The party went 
on though and everybody wrote that it was 
lovely — I kind of missed it! ) Billy said 
that Stanley was a senior at Sewanee. 
Bill has been out of college three years 
and is working for a surgical supply house. 
She says it is kind of nice to have him at 
home, though his hours are rough and she 
doesn't see him much (between his social 
life and work.) 

I had a nice letter from Mary Opie 
Meade Bailey last fall. Her son. Billy, is 
working for an airplane company in Los 
Angeles. She and husband. Bill, were 
driving out to see him when she wrote. 
She also said they had moved to Danville. 
Va., and any of us who came her way 
would be welcome. 

1 had a letter from Elise Morley Fink 
about the Alumnae Fund. She had this 
job wished upon her (as I did this one) 
so please help her. If we don't help the 
schools of our choice we can't help our 
children. 

My child graduates from Sweet Briar 
this coming June. I shall be very proud 
to be a "hooding" mother. She loves the 
old "Briar Patch" just as we did. You can 
always "look unto the hills" — and it 
adds something to your life. 



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Betty Moore Schilling 
(Mrs. Arthur Y.I 
1011 Childs Ave. 
jj hi Drexel Hill, Pa. 



SEPTEMBER 

My good old reliables, Marion Jayne 
Berguido and Muggsie Nelms Locke, pro- 
vide the news as usual. Before Marion 
went off to Cape Cod last summer she 
received a long letter from Libby Jones 
Shands who is house-hunting in the sub- 
urban Washington area. Libby was 
ecstatic about her visit to S. B. C. in 
June. She saw Betty Prescott Balch, Kitty 
Leadbeater Bloomer, and Mary Lee 
Glazier. All, except Betty, were hooding 
seniors. Libby is eager to go back next 
June, so she is No. 1 enroller for our 35th 
reunion. It's not too soon to start thinking 
about it. 

Muggsie has been a busy little bee. Her 
second daughter, Susan, was married to 
Robert Horton the end of July. And two 
weeks later Muggsie and Joe moved to a 
new house, utterly exhausted after all the 
company and activities. Their new address 
is 767 Ashwood Dr., East, Mobile, Ala. 

Other changes — Charlotte Conway 
Curran, 180 East End Ave., New York 28, 
N. Y. Elizabeth Corpening Andrews, La 
Nopalera — Chalet No. 2, Santa Cruz de 
Tenerife, Islas Canarias. Elizabeth Joy 
Porter, 999 Westmoor Rd., Winnetka. 111. 
Lillian Wood, Cedar Point. Mackinac 
Island, Mich. Elizabeth Oliver White, 
c/o Dr. Adams' Nursing Home, East Bell 
St., Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

My summer was uneventful ■ — except 
for an enjoyable visit the end of May with 
my son and daughter-in-law in Newport 
News — mostly getting Bill's things or- 
ganized for college in Sept. — and job 
hunting. I am now with Commercial 



Analysts doing survey work in department 
and specialty stores. It's interesting work 
and not too time-consuming, only three 
days a week. 

Incidentally, I've been doing this class 
secretary bit. man and boy, for a long, 
long time without much cooperation. 
Would someone else like to take it on — 
someone who might get more response 
from our disinterested classmates? 

JANUARY 

In spite of my threats I am still on the 
job. with a few items to add to my Sept. 
news. 

Betty stustin Kinloch writes that she'd 
love to attend reunion in June but she is 
so busy with children and grands and 
expecteds that she might not be able to 
get away. Aust had a nice note from 
Elizabeth Joy Porter whose daughter is 
doing IBM work while her husband 
finishes training at Mayo. 

Ann Lane Newell Whatley says that 
SBC in June is a must. Kay Meyer Mau- 
chel is planning to go back. I know that 
you will all be sorry to learn that Kay 
was widowed in the fall. Marjorie Mondell 
Astin is now working in a dress shop in 
Georgetown. 

Marion Jayne Berguido went to her 
brother's wedding in Stamford. Conn., in 
Nov. where she saw Marg Cramer Crane, 
'27, looking attractive as ever. June 
Berguido James, '58, and husband were 
with Marion for Christmas. 

Libby Jones Shands' new address is 
403 Skyhill Rd., Alexandria, Va. She say9 
that Sue Jelley Dunbar is in Wash, often 
with her husband on business. Libby had 
dinner with M. Broivn Wood, '27, in the 
fall. Muggsie Nelms Locke is enjoying her 
new house in Mobile. Her daughter Nan 
Locke Rosa, "53, planned to come north 
during the holidays. She was aching to 
see a white Christmas again. 

Kewpie Hodnett McDaniel toured the 
northwest in July and visited the World's 
Fair. Connie Furman Westbrook's daugh- 
ter made her debut during the holidays. 
My son Fred and his wife unexpectedly 
came home for Christmas. We were de- 
lighted because he had thought he 
wouldn't be able to get leave from his 
submarine. 

Two things to remember — the Fund 
and Reunion. 



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Sue Tucker Yates 
(Mrs. F. Ogburn) 
141 South Main St. 
Asheboro, N. C. 



Brief notes and Christmas cards bring 
snatches of news from classmates here and 
there. Emily Braswell Perry and her hus- 
band, Bill, are taking a pleasure trip to 
Spain in January. Their son, Mark, hopes 
to finish his six months in the Army soon, 
and plans to marry shortly thereafter. 
His younger brother. Cliff, is engaged to 
be married in June. 

Cary Harmon Biggs continues to spend 
the greater part of her winters in Del 
Ray Beach, Fla„ and her summers in 
Tazewell, Va., with frequent visits to N. Y. 
and other points. Her oldest daughter. 
Mary, husband and three little ones live 
in N. Y. Son, John, who is just out of 
the Army after being called back with the 



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Reserves, and his wife, Carol, plan to 
make their home in Savannah. Cary's 
twins, Anne and Jim, have been in 
preparatory schools this year in N. Y. — 
Masters School and Storm King. 

A while back I received a note just 
full of news from Lisa Guigon Shin- 
berger. Let me share part of it with you. 
"My daughter, Adelaide (called Adel by 
classmates) graduated from Sweet Briar 
in June, after celebrating her 21st birth- 
day the day final exams began. During 
her years at the Briar Patch, she was very 
much interested in dramatics, was Sweet 
Briar Chairman of the National Students 
Association, and a member of Paint and 
Patches. She is working at Children's 
Hospital in Boston, sharing an apartment 
with three SBC classmates. 

"Mary Baird is 16 and will he a senior 
at St. Margaret's School. Tappahannock. 
Va. She wants to go to Pembroke College 
in Brown University. Jane Randolph and 
John Barclay were 12 on the 4th of July. 
Both went away to camp I in different 
directions) which gave me a "breather." 
My mother was 87 on Easter Day and is 
fine. I am in the pink and would welcome 
a visit from any of you coming this way." 

Very brief Christmas greetings from 
Gene Howard Jones in Norfolk, Va. She's 
fine but in pretty much of a whirl since 
her younger daughter. Mary Herbert, is 
a debutante this season. (I can sympathize, 
for so was mine. I 

Good letters from Evelyn T. Ballard, 
who. though busy with various and sundry 
activities, always manages to send some 
news of mutual friends. Tia Campbell, 
daughter of Esther Tyler CampVll. is -i 
freshman at Sweet Briar this year. 

I know that all of you will be grieved 
to learn of the death of Josephine Klutz 
Ruffin's son, Craig, this past summer. 

Sally Callison Jamison's note told of a 
whirlwind trip through N. C. in Sept.. and 
our missing them when they came through 
Asheboro. Usually we are back in town 
by that time of the year, but we hadn't 
moved in from our farm where we spend 
our summers. Because of a trip West that 
our family took last June and July our stay 
in the country was necessarily shortened, 
and so Ogburn and I stayed on through 
October. It's a temptation to make it year 
round, for the older we grow the more we 
take to that "relaxed country living." 
Since Tucker (our second son) and his 
wife are living in Asheboro and in busi- 
ness with his father, we slip off anytime 
for a week or so and go to the farm. So, 
when any of you come through our town 
please call both places before you decide 
we can't be reached. Both are listed in 
the telephone directory ■ — home address. 
and "F. 0. Yates, Tot Hill Farms." 

Tucker was married last February. 
They have recently bought an old house 
and are having a grand time doing it 
over. It's good to realize that enthusiasm 
for old brick and antiques is not disap- 
pearing with our generation. 

I was in Greensboro at a Sweet Briar 
luncheon during the holidays at Judy 
Halliburton Burnett's home. I heard lots 
of current news from Laurinda King and 
the oilier girls who were there, but 1929ers 
were scarce. Please write and tell me 
what you're doing. 



r) f\ Dolcie Lyon Stedman 
SI I (Mrs. Donald M. > 
*~' yj 7 Lafayette Rd. 
Colonial Village 
Wayne, Pa. 

Apropos of our extremely cold front 
that dropped the temperature down to 
1 degree above zero in \tlanta. Ca in 
December, 1 heard from Kay Marr White, 
in Nashville. Tenn. that she and Jimmy 
have a new hobby, ice skating. They claim 
it's a perfect balance for the winter with 
swimming in their lovely pool all sum- 
mer; but Gwen Olcott Writer's equilibrium 
must be somewhat off balance due to 
Castro and the Navy's interference in 
Dec. with her daughter Pamela's wedding 
plans, necessitating two postponements of 
a large wedding and reception — no mean 
job, but I'm sure Gwen was equal to the 
situation. 

This last summer after Don and I spent 
a golfing holiday at Bald Peak Colony 
Club in N. H. we drove down through 
Maine, stopping off at S. Berwick for a 
short but delightful visit with Carolyn 
Marlindale Blouin at their lovely "Old Joy 
Farm." It is aptly named, charming and 
hospitable as was its hostess. Unfortunately 
Maury was away on business at the time 
and daughter. Debbie, was in Europe, but 
we enjoyed meeting older son, Denny, who 
is now teaching at the Storm King School 
in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N. Y„ and 
his younger brother, Craig, a student at 
Holderness. However a short time later 
Maury, while in Phila. on business, 
dropped in to see us. The Blouins, golfing 
fans too. enjoyed a golfing vacation at Sea 
Island, Ga. later in the fall. 

Mary Huntington Harrison and husband 
Web were fall visitors of the Blouins 
while driving their younger daughter, 
Anne, to High Mowing School in Wilton, 
N. H. Carolyn reports that Mary looks 
youneer than ever. 

While lunching in Pittsburgh early in 
Dec. Betsy Williams Gilmore phoned Ruth 
Hasson Smith and learned that Ruth is 
teaching full time at Ellis School, a pri- 
vate school for girls, and is loving it. 
Ruth has joined the grandmother club, 
daughter Patty having had a son a year 
ago. 

Enjoyed a flying visit from Betty 
McGrady Bardwell at Christmas time dur- 
ing her visit to Phila. with her daughter 
Mardie, who just had another little daugh- 
ter. Kathleen. Now Betty has four 
grandchildren. 

At our Phila. Christmas luncheon one 
of the student speakers was Lucy Otis, 
daughter of Lucy Shirley Otis. 

Well girls we have been out in the. 
"WIDE, WIDE, WORLD" for thirty-three 
years now and I certainly would appreci- 
ate hearing from at least thirty-three of 
you before the next issue or I'll have to 
start talking about my grandchildren. 



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Jean Ploehn Wernentin 
(Mrs. Leon) 
223 Forest Road 



Davenport, Iowa 

I am so sorry to have failed you in the 

last issue. Something came up and I could 

not make the deadline. However, this is 

1963 and I wish you all a Happy and 



More Newsy New Year! But don't forgel 
you have to send me the news before I 
can write the notes. 

I am sure you all join me in wishing 
Virginia Quintard Bond and her husband 
deepest condolences on the death of their 
son. Ted, who had just finished an out- 
standing college career at Middlehury and 
had a very promising future ahead of him. 

I had a letter from Martha von Briesen 
in which she sent me the following quote 
from Quinnie. "Instead of flowers at the 
funeral we asked that contributions be 
sent to the E. L. B.. Jr., Memorial Fund 
at Middlebury. We weren't sure what it 
would be used for, neither were we pre- 
pared for the response. The fund now 
stands at over $6,000, so we have estab- 
lished it as the Edward 1.. Bond Jr. 
Memorial Scholarship, the interest from 
which will go to a junior or senior man 
who best exemplifies Ted's qualities — 
High grades do not enter into it as Ted 
was only an average student, but the 
wording is something like this: 'to the 
student whose integrity, manliness, con- 
cern for his fellow students and loyalty 
to his college make him an outstanding 
campus citizen.' This is a tremendous 
tribute to a wonderful son and we are 
quite thrilled as well as deeply touched 
by it all." 

The Bond's other son. Whit, is a senior 
at Colby. 

Martha also went on to say she had seen 
Charlotte Kent Pinckney last fall when she 
was on campus for the Senior Show. 
Charlotte's younger daughter. Ann, who 
transferred here last year after two years 
at Smith, will graduate in June. Martha 
reports that Ann is a delightful girl and 
that she has been practice-teaching French 
in the fourth and fifth grade in the 
Amherst school, enjoying it very much. 

I was certainly delighted to learn that 
Elizabeth Clark is getting along just fine. 
She was on campus several times last fall 
for various doings and is doing some work 
for the Red Cross again, as a part-time 
volunteer. 

Virginia Cooke Rea's annual fund letter 
included a P. S. to me relating the latest 
in her family life. Her daughter Ann 
was married last September to Roger 
Craig of New Rochelle. N. Y., a graduate 
of Yale. Ann and Roger met in France, 
both being members of the Sweet Briar 
Group. They are living in Cambridge. 
Mass., wdiere Roger is taking law at Har- 
vard and Ann is getting her Masters in 
Education at Radcliffe-Harvard. Ginny 
also said she had had lunch with Jean 
Countryman Presba in Chicago last fall. 
The Rea's vounger daughter, Janie. was 
at Camp Alleghany last summer and just 
loved it. 

The only news I have of Nancy Worth- 
ington is that she did attend Ann Rea's 
wedding in .Marion. 

Fanny O'Brian Hettrick's youngest. 
George, finished at Cornell last June and 
is now in Harvard Law School. 

Martha McCouen Burnet sent me a card 
too late for my last notes, telling me she 
has four children, the youngest being 11 
and in the 6th grade. Could be that is the 
youngest class baby. Martha's eldest, a 
daughter. Martha Ann Burnet Carlisle 
(S. B. C.-x '59. graduate of Converse) has 



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a son and is living in Spartanburg, N. C. 
The eldest of the Burnet's sons is married 
and living in Greensboro, N. C. ; the mid- 
dle one, Duncan, is at N. C. State College; 
and Alex is, of course still at home. 

Martha McBrown Shipman broke her 
wrist last fall but. helpless as she was, 
pecked out a letter to me on the type- 
writer. It is distressing to learn that Ship 
is in his third year of battling a staph 
blood stream infection. Two operations, 
including a hip fusion, have helped him 
progress to the point where he is now on 
one crutch and can put in full days in his 
law firm. Martha's son sometime ago gave 
up his business career to have a try at 
pre-med only to find that he was too old 
for med. school and by now is b^ck in 
business with Hammermill Paper Co. in 
New York. Grandmother Martha is ecstat- 
ic about her identical twin granddaughters. 
She tells me they are the joy of their lives. 
The twins are now two and have blonde 
curls, blue eyes, and fair skin. Incidentally 
daughter, Jane, only lives 30 miles from 
the Shipmans. 

Polly Woodward Hill's youngest daugh- 
ter, Barbara, graduated last June from 
Smith and their eldest daughter is married 
to a foreign representative for Proctor and 
Gamble. Their home, at present, is in 
Geneva, Switzerland. 

Mary Stuart Kelso Little still lives in 
Santa Rosa, Cal., and her daughter, Caro- 
line, lives on a ranch nearby with husband 
and two children. 

Polly Swift Calhoun was in a smash-up 
last winter which put her in the hospital 
for some time. To add to her miseries her 
mother, Mrs. Wm. E. Swift, died while she 
was in the hospital. Our belated condol- 
ences to Polly. John Calhoun is President 
of Student Council and on the Dean's list 
at Windham College and son Gordon was 
in the Freshman Glee Club at Yale. Faith 
Jade is now in 2nd grade. Polly is once 
more a grandmother. A daughter was born 
to Sue Calhoun Heminway '58, last spring. 

My own life is too full of too many 
projects now that all my children are 
away at school. I must learn to say "no" 
more often. My oldest son, Ed, is finishin ■ 
his three years in the Navy in June and 
then on to law school next fall. Grace is 
a junior at Smith and my youngest. Jack, 
is a junior at Dartmouth. Grace should be 
a senior but illness forced her to stay 
home an extra year so I'm surely hoping 
that Dartmouth and Smith don't pick the 
same day in June 1964, for graduation. 

Don't force me to keep sending out 
cards but drop me a line when you have 
a news item. I cannot make my column 
out of whole cloth, you know! Au revoir! 

Nancy Worthington sent in the following 
items gleaned from Christmas cards — Dot 
Boyle Charles has just returned to the 
West Coast after a wonderful eastern 
jaunt. Visited old friends in Canada and 
their children. Bob and Carol have a new 
home in Rochester so she saw Phoebe too. 
Anne and John are in Cambridge. 

Jo Gibbs duBois wrote "Joe. Joan and 
I had a wonderful visit with Polly Swift 
Calhoun, Carolyn Martindale Blouin and 
Trudi Lewis Magavern last summer. Our 
oldest, Jack, is at Fort Bennin^, Ga., hav- 
ing graduated from the U. of Wisconsin 



and having been commissioned in June. 
Pig Sproul's son is also at Ft. Benning nad 
he and Jack went to Pig's for Thanks- 
giving. 

Violet Andersen Groll's card brought the 
sad news that her mother died on Septem- 
ber 20th. She wrote, "My father and 1 
are slowly adjusting to the new circum- 
stances. I'm about recovered from a bout 
of bronchial pneumonia and hope to return 
to the office shortly. Penny and family 
were here over Thanksgiving. We were 
delighted to see them." 

O £\ (As the class of '32 has no 

~S / 1 secretary, these are news items 
^^ ^^ gathered from leHers and post- 
cards sent to the Alumnae Office 
— The Editors.) 

Helen Pratt Secrest wrote that she had 
just returned from a vacation in the 
Hawaiian Islands and was fortunate 
enough to see the most recent volcanic 
eruption on a fly low over the burning 
crater just a few hours after the eruption. 
Previous to their December vacation they 
spent a week in San Francisco and Helen 
had lunch with Anna Gilbert Davy. In 
September she had lunch with Betty Allen 
Magruder Reck and her charming husband 
in their lovely N. Y. C. apartment. Christ- 
mas was spent in N. C. with Jim's sister 
and the Secrests have now returned home, 
delighted to settle down again, despite 
the snow and ice. They occasionally see 
Ellen Lee Snodgrass Park, '37, a cousin 
of Jim's, and met Lillian Lambert Pen- 
nington, also '37, at the Duke reunion 
• Jim's alma mater) last June. 

Marcia Patterson sent us a card telling 
us that Henrietta Bryan Alphin accom- 
panied her husband to Hawaii in October 
to attend a meeting for plastic surgeons. 
Henrietta's mother "kept house" for them 
in Greenwich. The elder Alphin daughter, 
Kathy, is enjoying her sophomore year at 
Smith. Marcia is head of the Latin de- 
partment at the Kent Place School in 
Summit, N. J. 

From Charlotte Magoffin came word that 
Eleanor Wright Conway and Ted are now 
in Bangkok, Thailand, where Ted is Chief 
of JUSMAG. Their second daughter was 
married at Ft. Bragg, N. C. last Tune. 
Betty Allen Magruder Reck, our N. Y. 
psychiatrist, and husband spent last sum- 
mer touring France. Hazel Stamps Collins' 
special news is that their younger daugh- 
ter, Flossie, has been accepted on Early 
Decision and will enter S. B. next fall. 
They had a grand Christmas and are now 
pointing toward June ■ — Westminster 
graduation for Flossie, and Carolina for 
Cecil. 

Ruth Kerr Fortune saw Betty Uber Eby 
in the fall and Betty is still working as 
secretary at the church. Ruth is doing a 
lot of Girl Scout work ■ — "Retired as 
President in May and agreed to become 
Treasurer — think I should have my head 
examined but I like doing it." 

Susan Marshall Timberlake has a grand- 
daughter, Susan Marshall, 10 weeks old, 
born to her daughter, Susan Timberlake 
Thomas, '59. 

Betsy Higgins Plummer sent us the 
following — 

"Marge Miller Close also sent word via a 



Christmas card that she and Jack have 
moved from Montreal to lie Bizard. Their 
address is now — 463 Monk Rd., Re 
Bizard, Quebec, Canada. I envy Marge as 
I visited the Miller family in residence at 
their country place on He Bizard one sum- 
mer during our college days. It's gorgeous! 

"I frequently see Mildred Hodges Ferry 
in Birmingham. She is prettier than ever 
with a completely unlined face (wish I 
could say the same about myself) and 
lovely grey hair. She is busy with all 
sorts of activities as well as her house — 
also spends a good deal of time during 
the spring and summer at her countrv 
home at Mentone." The Plummers are all 
well .and busy. Since Betsy spent so many 
years with newspapers, radio and televi- 
sion, she seems to be called upon for all 
sorts of civic publicity jobs. Golf, swim- 
ming, walking and entertaining visiting 
firemen seem to fill the rest of her time. 
Husband, Frank, is a banker. 

Caroline Powell Borkland is delighted 
that her daughter has moved to New 
York and that she can see her two year 
old granddaughter quite often. 

Irene Kellogg and Sally Ainsworth Glass 
attended the wedding of Eleanor Wright 
Conway's daughter in June at Ft. Bragg. 
Ruth, according to Irene, "looks like a 
beautiful Dresden doll, dark, petite with 
enormous blue eyes." She married a 
lieutenant in the Artillery, which meant a 
very romantic wedding complete with 
"crossed cannons" (?). Alice Dabney 
Parker took her Betsy and two Sweet 
Briar friends to Europe last summer. 
Connie Fowler Keeble and younger son 
spent Christmas in Boston with friends. 
He is attending the LIniv. of W. Va. while 
Bob, her older boy, has returned to Ger- 
many, after a serious operation this past 
summer. He is so delighted to be able to 
continue with his ballet career, and will 
attend a special school for training as a 
ballet master. Courtenay Cochran Ticer's 
son, Park, Jr.. is a Lt. in the Air Force 
stationed at Lincoln, Neb. They were ex- 
pecting him home for Christmas. Younger 
son, Newton, is at St. Andrews College in 
Laurinburg. N. C. and young Courtenay 
is in the fifth grade. 

Dot Smith Berkeley's daughter, Judith 
Berkeley Harrison, '60, and her husband 
have moved to Cal. where Bill is exec on 
an old LST. Their two year old son and 
year old daughter enjov picking bananas 
from their own tree. They paid Dot a 
short visit in Nov. on their way west. 
The Berkeleys moved into a new home 
June 1 just before taking off for a summer 
in their N. H. camp, where they completed 
their biography of John Clayton. ISth cen- 
try Va. botanist. It will be published in 
May by the Univ. of N. C. Press. A short 
article on John James Beckley, which she 
and Edmund wrote appeared in the Oc- 
tober issue of The Va. Magazine of History 
and Biography. They are having a wonder- 
ful time working together and are now 
busy with research in preparation for 
editing the works of the Rev. John Clayton 
(distant relative of the botanist). 

Emma Knowlton Lytle writes that her 
daughter, Eleanor. '57, was married in 
June and is now living in Madison, Wis. 
Emma is finding such satisfaction in her 
painting as she increases in skill. Chenault 






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McClure, daughter of Mary Van Winkle 
McClure will graduate from SBC this 
June. Mary's son, Charles King, III, is a 
freshman at Trinity. She and King had a 
marvelous month in Scotland and England 
last May. 

Susanne Gay Linville's son, Jim, is a 
freshman at Princeton and Jack is a junior 
in high school. He is 6 ft. 4 in., plays the 
violin and basketball and does better than 
Mama ever did at his studies (so reports 
Mama) . The Linvilles have an American 
Field Service boy staying with them for 
the year. He specializes in languages and 
loves to ski, and they hate the thought of 
his going back to his native Norway this 
summer. 

Plans are underway for a spring vacation 
for Barbara Munter Purdue and family in 
Hawaii. Their oldest, Susan, will be ready 
for college in the fall. Nancy is nearly 15. 
Hazel, 13, and twins (one boy and one 
girl), are 12. They are looking forward 
to seeing Marge Gubelman Hastert and 
husband in Honolulu. 

From Virginia Finch Waller comes word 
that son, Ben, Jr., and family are now 
home after a year with the Army during 
the call-up of reserves. He is an architect. 
Their younger son. Morton, received his 
B. D. from Emory in June and is now 
connected with a church in Memphis — 
still single! 

Christmas was especially wonderful for 
Letha Morris Wood and her family this 
year, for daughter Lee, '58, and her hus- 
band were able to come over from France 
for the holidays. Letha writes it was a real 
thrill for her to attend Sweet Briar Day 
with both her daughters. (Nancy is a 
SB senior this year.) 

Marjorie Ward Cross writes that she is 
the doting grandmother of Carol Morrison 
Cross, aged 1, who unfortunately lives 
far away in Evanston. 111., with Marjorie's 
oldest son, George, III. Their younger 
son, Ward, is a freshman at Guilford 
College in N. C. They are hoping to drive 
down and visit him soon. Marjorie and 
George had a wonderful trip summer be- 
fore last — a month in England where 
they went to the National Trust Summer 
School at Attingham Park and then a week 
in Paris. She is still guiding in Winterthur 
Museum and hopes that any Sweet Briar- 
ites who go that way will call her. She'd 
love to show you through the Museum. 

The following card from Stuart Groner 
Moreno — "We are now living in Buena 
Park, Calif.. (5285 Burlingame Ave). My 
husband is working for North American 
Aviation and finds his 'second career' 
rewarding and interesting. (Jack retired 
from the Navy two years ago). Our daugh- 
ter, Janet Stuart, is 21 and is a senior at 
San Diego State College where she is 
majoring in Radio and Television. She 
won the Art Linkletter Scholarship for 
I '62 - '63. Last May she was sent to Miami 
to a convention, representing her honorary 
fraternity (and I mean fraternity). I am 
playing a lot of duplicate bridge, bowling, 
and gardening as well as taking care of 
the house (no 'gracious living' for no help 
available!!) Spent a week end in Decem- 
ber with Bea DeVore in Santa Barbara. 
1 She is now working as a receptionist in a 
hotel in Palm Springs." 

Word from Marion Malm Fowler that 



her husband has retired from the Navy 
following a heart attack, but is recovering 
nicely and they expect to sail for the 
Orient in March for a two month trip. 

Virginia Squibb Flynn's son, Bill, was 
married in August. He and his wife went 
to Spain for their honeymoon. 

Virginia Nalle Page and husband, Louis, 
are looking forward to an early spring 
visit to Sweet Briar, where their daughter. 
Susan, is a freshman this year. Their son, 
Chris, is a fourth year architecture stu- 
dent at the Univ. of Texas, and their 
second daughter, Sally, is in junior high 
school. 

Two artists in the class ■ — Adelaide 
Smith Nelson is studying portrait painting 
and Nancy Wilson Drewry is trying this 
year to launch herself as a portrait painter 
after being a secretary for 12 years. 
Nancy's daughter is a Public Health nurse 
in Washington and is to be married in 
June to a young naval officer at Annapolis. 
Son, John, is studying naval architecture 
at the Univ. of Mich., and son, James, is 
a freshman at Randolph-Macon, expecting 
to study law at Va. Nancy reports that 
Eleanor Mattinglv Littlepage, a Norfolk 
obstetrician, and her doctor husband often 
find their house filled these days with 
their nephews and their young friends. 

O f^ Rebecca Marriner 
"\ ^ 82 South Wade Ave. 
*-^ *-* Washington, Penn. 

These bits of information have come in 
during the last year. Judy Halliburton 
Burnett, our Alumnae Association presi- 
dent, wrote from Wrightsville Beach. N. C. 
where she had spent the summer. She was 
busy planning for her daughter's wedding 
in the fall. Betty Thompson Reif thinks 
she may be the first grandmother in our 
class. Her daughter's son, Clay Griffin, 
was born December 13, 1961. 

Anne Baker Gerhart has done some 
European touring, as has Judy. Betty has 
covered many miles too. I had a note from 
Sallie Flint von Kann last Christmas just 
before I went to the hospital for a rather 
hefty operation. Sallie's General had been 
transferred very suddenly to Florida. 

Now, please, you all ! I'm thinking of 
making up some copy, deliciously scan- 
dalous, just to get some letters from you. 

<~) f~ Elizabeth Morton Forsyth 
~\\l (Mrs. H. D.) 
^ ry - f 3122 Rivermont Ave. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

I know you will all be saddened to hear 
of the death of one of our classmates, 
Mona Hpwps Hnlby. 

Alma Martin Rotnem has headed up a 
unit working with recordings for the 
blind, and did such a terrific job she was 
cited as Princeton, N. J.'s woman of the 
year! 

Betty Cocke Winfree's daughter, Macon, 
also a S. B. graduate, was married Novem- 
her 3rd and her picture is in the Spring 
'63 issue of the Bride's Magazine. 

Katie Niles Parker's daughter Anne, 
another S. B. graduate, is also married. 

Kin Carr Baldwin's daughter, Stuart, is 
studying abroad with the Junior Year in 
France program. 



Mary Virginia Camp Smith has a smart 
daughter, Mary, who will enter S. B. this 
fall under the early decision plan. 

Chloe Frierson Fort is on the Executive 
Board of the Alumnae Council and, by the 
time this publication is in your hands, she 
will have attended the Board meetings at 
Sweet Briar Feb. 5th and 6th. Chloe's 
daughter, Julia, is one of the S. B. seniors 
selected for "Who's Who in American 
Colleges." 

Phoebe Pierson Dunn will have an 
exhibition of her photographs at Sweet 
Briar in April. Elsewhere in this Magazine 
you will get a preview of one of her photo- 
graphic studies. 

Margaret Huxley Dick is on the Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Council as a member of 
the Fund Committee and plans to attend 
meetings in Feb. also. Perhaps you '36ers 
know our 25th reunion gift started the 
fund for an organ in Babcock Auditorium. 
The organ has now been ordered! Mar- 
garet's husband and mother have both 
had maior operations, but both are doina 
very well now. Margaret's latest claim to 
fame is her 7th grandchild! 

Carrie Marshall Young Gilchrist writes 
she and Peter are still busv with house 
plans. Their eldest, Peter, III, is a first 
year law student at Duke University, and 
other son, Marshall, is with Army Se- 
curity in Panama. He's in the service for 
three years. 

Your secretary is most apologetic about 
any news you may have sent which didn't 
"make" the Magazine. Mv husband had a 
heart attack Dec. '61, and during the year 
I either lost track of, or lost your commu- 
nications, and have just begun to function 
nearly adequately again, although Harry 
is functioning splendidly. We have the 
most superior granddaughter ever. (Hope 
the editors will allow me one superlative!) 
Elizabeth Logan Harris was born May, '61, 
and is daughter of Betty Forsyth Harris 
(S. B. '60). Harry and I were just getting 
used to being grandparents when 2nd 
daughter, Elsie, announced her engage- 
men* Dec. '62. so now we revert to parents 
of the bride again! More about this in 
next issue. 

Lynchburg's S. B. Day, Dec. 28th, was 
about as special as one could get, with 
President Pannell and two S. B. sopho- 
mores speaking to us, one of whom was 
Kate Wood, Jackie Bond Wood's ('34) 
daughter. 

Do write me your news. Have cleared 
out my files and am ready to report from 
now on with some degree of accuracy and 
regularity. I hope! 

O ry May Weston Thompson 

^\ / (Mrs. Barton F.) 
*^ * 217 Timothy Ct. 
Cherry Hill, N. J. 
Trying to follow Mindy as class secretary 
seems like a very large order to me. We 
all enjoyed her "pomes" so much and she 
was such a faithful correspondent that I 
do feel she should have continued, especial- 
ly since my family sent up a large howl 
of mirth at the thought of my making one 
more deadline. However, in spite of my 
having sent out a batch of pleas at the 
height of the Christmas season, you all 



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were marvelous about sending me news, 
and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed hear- 
ing from you. So for the next two years. I 
shall try to keep you informed of each 
ii! hers doings, with your cooperation, of 
course. 

Long letters from Bobbie Jarvis and 
Dot Prout Gorsuch last summer made me 
doubly sorry to have missed our reunion. 
Wes Ward Francis, who also missed it 
because of an extended illness, reports 
she recovered in time for a tour en famille 
to Europe, the Netherlands. Norway, 
Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France 
in August. Wes also says Mr. Finch, 
"much the same." is teaching and directing 
music at one of the large churches in 
town. I assume she means Philadelphia, 
and I would love to know where since 
I. too. now live in the suburbs of Philly. 
Wes is involved now in raising money 
for WtnY. our educational TV station, 
and in shopping for colleges for Ward. 

Isabel Olmstead Haynes is one of the 
lucky parents — her son has been accepted 
under the early admissions plan at Dart- 
mouth. Issy is still '"plugging away" at 
her Masters, expects to finish up in June 
and hopes to have a teaching job next 
fall to keep her busy as the boys go off. 
Congratulations and much success! 

Polly Lambeth Blackwell writes they 
had a grand Christmas with all the chil- 
dren still coming home — single. The 
Blackwells think now Kate will graduate 
in June from Wellesley and hope she 
will work a while before getting married. 
Polly claims all her time this year is 
consumed as President of the Winston- 
Salem Arts Council, which she finds an 
interesting, stimulating and pleasant job. 

Frances Johnson Finley enjoyed a visit 
from Mary Helen Frueauf] Klein and her 
husband last summer. Then she and Jim- 
my went to California and the Pacific 
Northwest which they loved. This winter 
she is studying French again, although she 
says she really doesn't know why. 

Sid GoTt Herpers wrote mostly of her 
sons. Jeff is studying engineering and 
John is at the University School, Victoria. 
B. C, after spending last summer in 
Europe. Anna Mary Charles Straub also 
reports on her children's doings. Pam. 
20, is working for a law firm in New York 
City after graduating from the University 
of Bridgeport last June. Jake, a 16 year 
old junior in high school, played on the 
football team and is now out for basket- 
ball. Christopher, aged 9 is a Cub Scout, 
and .lack was talked into being Cubmaster 
of the Pack. All of them enjoyed a won- 
derful two weeks in Nova Scotia last 
summer. 

Aggie Crawford Bates is busy with 
Garden Club activities since she is presi- 
dent this year. They entertained the 
Garden Club of Virginia at Tides Inn in 
October, a big project and a very success- 
ful one, Aggie reports, and she invites us 
all to come to Gloucester for Garden Week 
the last Friday and Saturday in April. 
How I'd love to take her up on that! 

The only thing new with the Thomp- 
sons is that I am back once more in an 
office in a part-time job. It certainly 
interferes with my bridge and bowling, 
not to mention more serious activities, but 



it is rather fun after all these years of 
domesticity. In my "spare" time I write 
a bi-weekly column for the local rag. 
Bart, our oldest, is at Rutgers, for how 
long I do not know, but at least at this 
writing. David is a very busy junior at 
Cherry Hill High, the only boy on the 
class council, swimming on the school 
team, and wonder of wonders, making the 
honor roll this year after ten years of 
barely passing. He also holds down a 
part-time job and is a brand new candi- 
date to drive my dream car of 1950. 
familiarly known in Barclay Farm as the 
"Bomb." The girls are still "little girls," 
thank goodness, although Treacey is grow- 
ing up fast at a sassy 10. I do miss my 
Sweet Briar contacts in North Jersey and 
would love to hear from any alumnae in 
this area. If any of you are wondering 
about the address, we have not moved . . . 
the mailing address was changed when 
Delaware Township became Cherry Hill. 
Thanks to all of you who so promptly 
answered my cards. Next time I will try 
to send many more and give you more 
time to reply. 

O O Marion Brown Zaiser 

.111 (Mrs - Robert A -> 

^^ 1248 Monterey Blvd. 
St. Petersburg 4, Fla. 

Judy Bemis Wills notes on Christmas 
card : "Hope we all make Reunion." Amen. 

Babbie Derr Chenoweth and Genie 
Whiteside Winton got together recently 
and talked about going to Reunion. That's 
the idea — get together and make your 
plans! Babbie and daughter Emily are 
thrilled over Emily's acceptance at SBC 
on Early Decision. Son Chip is at the 
University of Arizona, loving the West. 
Babbie, the youngest, is an 8th grader 
in Birmingham. 

We can depend on Cobbie Hulse's bein;i 
at Reunion with all bells ringing. Inde- 
fatigable Cobb saw Jane Gray Stevens at 
Ponte Vedra in August, was present at 
"glorious SBC Parents' Day" in October 
(confirming that new Meta Glass Dorm is 
appropriately dubbed the Glass Hilton), 
and the next day flew over to Denmark, 
Germany, and noonday cocktails with Rose 
Hyde Fales in Paris! Cobbie says Rosie's 
third floor flat is admirably decorated, her 
hospitality that of a stateswoman. Next. 
Cobbie saw Marty Mooney McGrath and 
husband, who live in a lovely London sec- 
tion. Returning to see the children in 
New York for Thanksgiving. Cobbie then 
visited her son at Hotchkiss. saw Barbara 
Ferguson and Mason Lincoln in Framing- 
ham, lunched with Mary Ann House! Carr 
and her attractive daughter in Boston, and 
dined with Macky Fuller Kellogg in Wes- 
ton. She also saw Dot Tison Campbell, 
who came all the way down from Man- 
chester. Vt.. to talk and talk and . . . 
"After seeing our brethren," Cobbie writes. 
"I'm going to buy a wig and a new figure, 
perform plastic surgery, and hock the 
house for clothes in order to go to 25th!" 

Mary Ann Carr's No. 1 son. June gradu- 
ate of Wesleyan, is now in the Coast Guard 
Reserve. No. 2 son is a sophomore at 
Amherst. Deb is at Wheaton, and Tricia 
is a high school senior busy filing college 
applications. 

Mackv's Anne is back with Mackv and 



Dave, going to Boston U. while her hus- 
band is in Viet Nam. Macky and Anne 
fell in love with New Orleans when they 
drove young Dave back to Tulane in the 
fall. 

Via Macky and Lucy Taliaferro Nicker- 
son 1 only recently learned of the tragic 
death of Fergie's daughter in an automo- 
bile accident. So sorry to have to hear 
this heartbreaking news, and pray Fergie 
will understand that her classmates must 
share sorrows as well as joys. 

Lucy T. and the other Nickersons had 
a happy summer between friends' wed- 
dings, godchild, and working on the house 
during Charley's vacation. Paul (7th 
grade! and Clark (high school freshman) 
helped their dad put up a new kitchen 
ceiling and practically rebuild and repaint 
the garage. They also sailed and took 
tennis lessons and went, with 3rd grade 
Ann. to the beach daily. Lucy leads a 
monthly AAUW Literature Group (kaffee 
klatseh. really I . discussing modern books, 
and authors. On a business trip to Bing- 
hamton. she talked on the phone with 
Jane Kent Titus. 

The hours nearly killed Cecily J arisen 
Kendrick and Charles last summer when 
Charlie. Jr. (junior at Princeton) and 
Clint (soph at Yale I worked in rival 
brick yards to "get in condition" for fall. 
Ces' daughter. Kit. 14. after camp in 
Minnesota, is the only one home now, at 
Kent School for Girls in Denver. 

Sigur Moore Whitaker's Joel is a junior 
at Indiana U\ and Sieur Elizabeth is an 
enthusiastic high school freshman in 
Indianapolis. 

Howell Lykes Colton's daughter, Keen- 
an, is a freshman at SBC. so Howell will 
be seeing the Patch after all these years. 
Better see it in June! 

1 missed seeing Nancy Old Mercer when 
in Dallas briefly last summer but, far 
from holding a grudge. Nancy arranged 
a date for my Ropert while he was there 
for the Air Force-S. M. U. game in Oc- 
tober! Nancy's Anne is at Sweet Briar, 
Marilyn in 9th grade. Blair Jr. in 6th. 
and Edward in 1st. 

Still another class daughter at the 
Patch is Anne Walker Newton's Anne. 
Blake is a Junior at William and Mary, 
and "Baby" Julia goes to high school 
next year. Anne is afraid she can't make 
Reunion, but we'll keep hoping. 

Better news from Ida Todman Pierce: 
She "has been discussing" going to SBC 
at least for the Reunion Day. That's it. 
Talk it up! And do it! Ida enjoyed seeing 
Helen Cary Stewart during Helen's first 
visit to Richmond in 10 years — says 
Helen hasn't changed a bit except for 
verv becoming gray hair. 

Rilma Wilson Wadsworth and George 
spent the summer remodeling their kitchen 
and living without a sink while their 
teenage son was growing 2 inches at camp, j 
Rilma and George took several trips to 
the beach, one of them with Dolly Nichol- 
son Tate and Jack. 

Dolly Nick's Carolyn is a junior at 
SBC and John, 16, plays football and 
every other known sport at Country Day 
in Charlotte. Amid other boards and 
church work. Dolly especially enjoys being 
on the Executive Board of the Alumnae 
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in N. C. anil S. C. She has much fun re- 
turning to campus and seeing old friends, 
including Jinny Faulkner Mathews, Vir- 
ginia Eady Williams, and Fritz Cordes 
Hoffman. Dolly says Vesta Murray Hasel- 
den is as lovely and cute as ever. Ves' 
son, Edward, is a sophomore at Davidson. 

I'm so happy to report that Mary Brown- 
Serman Walke, who was ill for quite a 
while, is now having "a right good time" 
working on a Master's in Psychology at 
G. W. U. in Washington. Mary says she's 
never enjoyed studying so much, and she's 
also having fun seeing plays, etc., and 
working with a High School Sunday 
School class which meets in a restaurant 
on Capitol Hill. Mary also finds it a 
surprisingly great pleasure to have a 
grandchild. Her daughter, Muff, and 
clergyman husband have a gorgeous, 
big baby boy. Marion, 16, is a junior 
at St. Agnes School in Alexandria, 
where Mary was Alumnae Secretary and 
English Comp teacher for a time. Stearn, 
20, has been working in Alexandria, but 
went back to Yale in January. 

Another excited grandmother is Pauline 
Womack Swan. Nancy, Pauline's oldest 
daughter, and baby Elizabeth spent a 
month with the Swans in Northern Michi- 
gan. Other daughters, Tricia, 17, and 
Susan, 14, are in boarding school, leaving 
only George Jr., 6. at home with his 
parents in Saginaw. 

Janet Macjarlan and Carl Bergmann 
sneaked a quick vacation in Nassau last 
spring, then had another good summer on 
the Cape. Son Skip had a great camping 
tour of all the national parks and the 
Seattle Fair prior to entering Lafayette as 
a freshman. Nancy is a Junior at Western 
College for Women in Ohio. The "little 
guys," 8 and 10, are at home in 
Ho-Ho-Kus. 

Eylese Miller Latham's son, who'll finish 
high school next June, was busy, like so 
many others, with college interviews last 
summer. The family also vacationed in 
Florida ,where they enjoyed "wonderful 
weather." (Chamber of Commerce, hear! ) 
Eylese teaches a full schedule of English 
and Latin in Hampton, Va., where her 
daughter entered Junior High last fall. 

Jo Happ Willingham won't get back in 
time for Reunion. She plans to visit son 
Joe at the Sorbonne, where he's spending 
his Junior year from Tulane. Jo and 
Spain spent a night at Sweet Briar in 
November, though, after visiting son John 
at Chapel Hill. 

Margaret Weimer Shepherd's summer 
consisted of driving teenagers, getting 
Tony, 15. ready for Episcopal High, seeing 
Ginny Faulkner Mathews quite often, and 
playing golf when it wasn't too hot. Jim, 
12. has started Junior High in Charleston. 

Nancy McCandlish Prichard welcomed 
Margaret Hoyt Cogswell, '39, and family to 
Fairfax County, Va. 

Denise DuPont Zapffe has missed the 
Florida sun (and freeze, too! — MBZ) for 
2 years. She still can't find enough hours 
for all the PTA. school fairs, etc. 

Kitty King Corbett Powell's daughter 
Nancy, graduated from the LIniversity of 
Texas in June, will marry Harvin Moore, 
Jr., April 13. Kitty's second daughter, 
Marian, is a Senior at Texas. 

More class daughters graduating and 



marrying are Helen Walton Andrae's Mary 
Julia, who was married, and Jane, a Pi 
Phi at Missouri, who'll graduate in June. 
With 2 other girls, 11 and 12. Helen keeps 
busy. 

Dorothy Se/bert Smith and family had 
a busy summer with their older son being 
married in June, younger son graduating 
from Kentucky Military Institute and 
heading for hotel school at Michigan State, 
Bud celebrating his 25th college reunion, 
and Dottie and Bud heading for fishing 
and hunting in Canada in September. 

All of Frances Bailey Brooke's family- 
are in Japan for a year, while George 
teaches and studies on a fellowship. 

Sorry to hear from former roomie, Kay 
Hoyt. that commencement a L ivimnerley 
School, where Kay works, will fall at the 
same time as Sweet Briar's, so Kay is 
doubtful about making it to the Patch. 

Jo Sutton McCandlish went with Bob 
to the American Bar meeting in San 
Francisco in August by way of the Cana- 
dian Rockies, then visited Navy friends at 
Coronado. They also went to Gloucester, 
Va., and the State Bar meeting at The 
Homestead. Jo has seen Janie Weimer 
twice at EHS. which her Charles entered 
last fall. Becky is at St. Catherine's in 
Richmond. 

Elinor Wilson Gammon stopped by the 
Briar Patch enroute to Lynchburg last 
summer and says it's as lovely as ever. 
I She's so right ! Kent and I stopped too 
and, though my son's application for ad- 
mission was rejected, we were given tours 
of the new Alumnae Office and rine Arts 
Building.) Elinor feels a little traitorous 
over daughter Elin's enrollment at Wel- 
lesley but hopes Susan may be a Briarite. 
Graham has been at Arlington for 3 years 
and expects several more there. Elinor 
would love to see any of us who pass 
through. 

Moselle II or si 'ey Fletcher's summer was 
spent having 4-year-old's tonsils out, 18- 
year-old's wisdom teeth out, and getting 
13-year-old off on a Western tour. Mo 
planned to pan for gold in North Carolina 
in October. 

Speaking of the Carolina mountains' 
riches, Kent and I mined rubies, sapphires, 
and garnets near Franklin during a brief 
interlude in our 7,000-mile "college tour" 
last summer. Our long enjoyable and 
educational drive followed Kent's week 
at Boys' State in Tallahassee (along with 
Isabelle Frank DeGraaf's son) and 
Robert's 4-weeks at home from the Air 
Force Academy. In Texas we again met 
Robert as he completed "Operation 3rd 
Lieutenant" after a flying tour of the 
Far East, and all drove straight to Chica- 
go, where I was interviewed on Lee Phil- 
lip's CBS telecast and spoke at a Ft. 
Sheridan "Author's Coffee." Got home in 
time for Kent to start football practice 
and the school year as senior class presi- 
dent at Northeast High. Then I went 
back to Tennessee to close my late aunt's 
home. Robert was home again for gala 
Christmas holidays, escorting St. Peters- 
burg's "Sun Goddess" at her debut. Now 
I'm digging in on Book No. 2 — until June, 
when I expect to see you, one and all, 
at Reunion! Praise be, I can make it and 
get home again in time for Kent's 18th 
birthday and graduation (both June 10) ! 



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Betty Fhazier Rinehart 
(Mrs. Theodore) 
105 Bay Point Drive 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



After a long period of silence, for which 
I am properly ashamed I am writing a 
few words for the Alumnae Magazine. I 
had hoped for a big response at Christmas 
card time, but was a bit disappointed! 
Here again, I do urge every one to please 
drop me a few lines about herself when- 
ever the spirit moves. 

This winter I received notes from Julie 
Saunders Michaux who wrote of being in 
N. Y. last fall and having lunch at "Ye 
Olde Red Barn" with Tready and Yvonne. 
She and husband, Dick, will be making 
their annual trip to St. Pete next month. 
She promised all kinds of news, but am 
afraid that it will come too late for this 
issue of the magazine. Mary Mackintosh 
Sherer sent me a nice Christmas card but 
no news of herself! A card from Jane 
Parker Washburn told of the wonderful 
news that she had had a miraculous re- 
covery from a long lingering ailment of 
multiple sclerosis after a long stay in the 
hospital. She and husband, Roddy, are 
also planning a trip to Fla. this spring on 
the east coast. A nice note from Jean 
Moore Von Sternburg from Calif, told of 
a visit to N. Y. last fall where she visited 
her family and had lunch with Janet 
Thorpe. Also a short note from Mary 
Treaduay Downs from up Conn, way 
where they are having lots of snow and 
zero weather. Surely I must have heard 
from Betsy Campbell Gawthrop and 
Yvonne Leggett Dyer but I have misplaced 
their cards at this point. 

As for myself, I am still here in St. Pete 
with husband. Ted, and 12 year old son, 
Andy. We still love Florida after an ex- 
tended tour of the coast of Calif, this past 
summer. However, I must say that I was 
very impressed with all those fabulous 
golf courses on the coast of Calif. 

Again, I urge every one to take pen in 
hand and drop me a line about yourself 
whenever possible. 



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The following letter was received from 
Nida Tomlin Watts — Ed. Note 

"Clara MacRae Causey has done a 
splendid job on our class notes. Now that 
she is unable to continue, suggestions, or 
better still, volunteers for this worth-while 
post will be welcomed by the Alumnae 
Office or by our president, Betty Frantz 
Roberts, Clayton Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

"In the meantime, before your wild, 
enthusiastic offers of help, I'm pinch- 
hitting with nobody on base. In short, my 
news-nose was not alerted in time for 
much research. 

"I saw Agnes Spencer Burke and Happy 
James Wat hen while scouting the Wash- 
ington area schools for our eldest daugh- 
ter. Ag's son is at Princeton and I think 
the Wathens have a representative at Yale. 

"Hug Schmid Hardy and Bill have a 
son, Ed, at Colgate and young Bill is at 
Williams. David, Bob and Sylvia Hardy 
are still at home. Receiving the Hardy's 



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photograph Christmas card was one of the 
nicest things that happened during the 
holidays. Also, it was delightful to see a 
picture of Blair Bunting Both's new home 
— Greenville, Wilmington. 7, Del. Peggy 
Caperton Ranken and her family are back 
in Wilmington. The Rankens must miss 
California, especially during the snow sea- 
son, unless they have taken to the skiis 
as most of us here have done. We're look- 
ing forward to joining Tom and Jane 
Goolrick Murrell and family, and Merrill 
and Carrington Lancaster Pasco (Merrill, 
III, is at Yale) and some of their tribe for 
a skiing week-end. The Murrells, my 
daughter Helen, and 1 know each other 
pretty well, as we went to Europe last 
summer in the same group. The Murrells 
took us places and showed us things we 
never would have known about without 
their knowledge and guidance. 

"To carry on with the Richmond round- 
up, Mary Johnston Bedell, mother of four 
males, is teaching history at St. Cathe- 
rine's. Mary says she loves teaching, but 
I'll bet her tests are tough! She and 
Wood have a knockout new house. Emory 
Gill Williams, Canky and four of their 
six children had a glorious Cal. trip re- 
cently. Emory's daughter, Dabney, small 
and charming and Blair's daughter Blair, 
tall and handsome, are sophomores at 
SBC. So far, I haven't met Beth Thomas 
Mason's daughter, a freshman, but I intend 
to see her after exams. These girls are as 
good looking as their Maws, but 1 have 
a horrible feeling they must be smarter, 
or maybe just study harder than we did. 
At any rate, the word 'exam' can make 
some of us thankful we're only loading the 
dishwasher or conducting a meeting or 
reading philosophy for pleasure, at this 
stage. 

"Frances Moses Branford's son, Lawson, 
is here at Va. Episcopal School. He's a 
wonderful boy and it's fun having him and 
our Bobby in school together. 

"The Lynchburg alumnae had an out- 
standingly successful SB Day. We were so 
very fortunate to have Mrs. Pannell speak 
to us. Jackie Wood's daughter, Kate, told 
us of current campus activities. Bertha 
Wailes, looking not a day older than she 
did twenty-five years ago, was present too. 
Mrs. Wailes had the snortest, most active 
retirement in history. First she was 
with the Admission Office and is again 
teaching this year. She has more stu- 
dents than at any previous time in her 
teaching career. 

"Coralie Kahn Ferro writes from San 
Francisco, 'The new alumnae group is 
young and enthusiastic ■ — makes me feel 
like Grandma Moses!' 

"I don't believe that, but I do know 
that all of the recent graduates and most 
of us old alumnae have a common desire 
and drive now to support and contribute 
to the Science Building Fund. Soon our 
new Chapel will be under construction. 
Already the Chaplain, the Rev. Frank 
M. McClain and his attractive family have 
added much to student and campus life." 

Gleaned from postcards are the following 
news items — 

Blair Bunting Both writes glowingly of 
the new home. With a fireplace in the 
kitchen (the latter absolutely perfect for 
the lover of cooking) she finds herself 



hating to leave the house and has even 
decided against taking another course at 
the Univ. of Del. In son Steve's class at 
Tower Hill there are four alumnae moth- 
ers — Jeanne Tepe. Peg Ranken, Nat 
Griggs and Blair. 

With daughter, Pat, a freshman at SBC 
this year Reba Smith Gromel has enjoyed 
visiting the campus on several occasions, 
and enjoyed seeing former professors, and 
also Emory Gill Williams and Blair on 
Parents" Weekend. Their next project is 
getting son, Terry, a junior in high school, 
lined up for college. Right now they are 
busy following his swimming meets. 

Nancy Haskins Elliot has a new ad- 
dress: 770 Arden Rd., Pasadena, Cal. 
She wrote Adelaide Boze Glascock that 
she is teaching English (7th grade) in 
her daughters' school. Adelaide also re- 
ports that Mildred Moon Montague's sister, 
Adeline, met Maggie Roya/I Davis as 
they were both stopped and fined for 
speeding in Va. Neither one lives in Va. 
.Mildred, according to Adelaide, is still the 
World's Greatest Madame Chairman with 
most of her energies directed toward the 
Cancer Crusade, which she is heading this 
year in Hamilton County. In addition to 
this project, Mildred is Building Fund 
Chairman for Chattanooga's new Little 
Theater. They moved into the new build- 
ing in Nov. and it was 90% paid for ■ — a 
SZOO.OOO theater! 

Anne Conant Weaver is active in an 
art association in Denver. Estelle Sin- 
clair Farrar's son, Douglas, is at Kenyon 
College in Ohio, and Jane Westphalen 
Gray has a cub scout, a boy scout and a 
sophomore at George Washington Univ. 
Michie Mitchell Gillis is doing full-time 
medical social work in Rochester, N. Y. 

Mariana Bush King writes that Martha 
Ingles Schrader is still deep in graduate 
work, and finds she can still enjoy study- 
ing. She plans to teach next year. Marion 
Phinizy Jones has a new daughter, and 
Jackie Sexton Daley has a young grand- 
son. Mariana reports that her second 
daughter, Ann. goes to Gulf Park College 
and loves it. Son, Robert, is in high 
school. Both Mariana and Martha Schrader 
have SBC hopes for their daughters, Cathy 
and Elizabeth, both now aged 8. 

On the subject of SB daughters, Lois 
Fernley McNeil announced that their 
biggest news is that their older daughter, 
Barrie, will be a freshman next fall. This 
past October Lois attended Alumnae 
Council meetings on campus and found 
them most beneficial and interesting. Most 
of her time is spent as president of the 
Philadelphia alumnae group, volunteer 
nursing at University Hospital, Women's 
Board of Lankanau Hospital, two school 
committees, etc. The McNeils had a fun 
week-end at W & L with Helen Cornwell 
Jones and Homer. Both families have sons 
who are students there. 

Ann M. Sims has had a busy year. She 
finished a term as president of the Ar- 
kansas Community Theatre Ass'n. with 
the state convention being held in Ft. 
Smith. At the same time the Ft. Smith 
Little Theatre was celebrating its 15th 
anniversary. Ann directed a one-act play 
for them last spring. All this plus her 
job kept her jumping. Her sister's mar- 
riage in August took care of the rest of 



the summer. She will direct a three act 
play for the Ft. Smith Little Theatre (her 
seventh) in 1963. 

Flash'. Cynthia No/and Young's sixth 
child, second son, Douglas, was born 
January 15. 

/f "I Helen Watson Hill 
/I I I (Mrs. George) 
*> - 1 - 416 Oakridge Dr. 
Rochester 17, N. Y. 

I'll try to start the new year right by 
bringing you up-to-date on news from last 
fall. Several of you answered my cards, 
bless you, but then the magazine published 
a letter from last spring. 

Jane Loveland Byerts WTOte from White- 
man Air Force Base in Missouri, "Now 
we are settling down at our fourth base 
in three years. Hope we can stay awhile. 
Bill is base commander, which means a 
busy life for us all. Young Bill has one 
more year at Culver, Janie is a sophomore 
in high school, John is 11, and Robert, 
3M>. I go to all sorts of meetings, Grey 
Lady and direct traffic around the house." 

Louise Kirk Headley wrote, "My most 
exciting news is that one of my daughters 
has made Sweet Briar. Another is at 
Katherine Gibbs in New York, and my son 
at the Ashville School. Just one left at 
home. Hope to get to college in October." 

Barb Nevens Young is with her family 
at Fort Devens, Mass. She says they love 
Mass. and New England. Wendy is a 
junior at Wellesley, Sue Ann in her first 
year in high school, and Tim is in 
kindergarten. 

Joan Myers Cole and Basil were in 
Williamsburg at the end of the summer, 
and called Marianne White Southgate, but 
couldn't get them up from Winston-Salem. 
She saw Dottie White Cummings at a high 
school reunion. Dottie wrote me a won- 
derful, unsolicited letter with her Christ- 
mas card, and spoke of this reunion. 
"Former Sweet Briarites included Joan, 
Lucy Parton Miller, and Marion Webb 
Shaw, with husbands. Went to Sweet Briar 
in October as president of the Westchester 
Alumnae Club. Allen Bagby Macneil. 
Joan DeVore Roth, Louise Kirk Headley, 
and Martha Jean Brooks Miller were there, 
too, the most from any one class." Dottie 
also had heard from Judy Davidson Walker 
from Middletown. R. I. where Tony is a 
colonel and on the staff of the War 
College. 

Martha Ingles Schrader wrote that they 
have been transferred to East Lansing, 
Michigan, where Jack is Senior Army 
Advisor to the National Guard of the state. 
They are enjoying living in a college 
town, and Martha immediately enrolled in 
graduate school and is working on her 
Master's degree in English. Isn't that 
ambitious! "Our oldest boy, John, wants 
to enter the college of engineering at the 
University of Michigan next year. Stephen 
is in second year high school, and our 
little blonde Cathy is a fourth grader." 

Do Albray Bardusch writes of her 
family "Debbie, now 12, is a talented pian- 
ist, and also plays the organ. Teddy, age 
8, plays lacrosse and golf well, and is a 
budding scientist." Do is a busy mother, 
active in PTA, Recreation Board of the 
town, teaches Sunday School, sews a lot. 






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Alumnae Magazine 



, 



Edge Cardamone O'Donnell wrote a 
quickie to say she was busy working and 
moving into a larger home. Her new 
address is 44 Jordan Road, New Hartford, 
N. Y. 

And Ann Pickard McCarry and her 
family moved into a new house in Long 
Beach, California, last summer. Their 
two girls are 10% and 9, and Tommy is 
12. She had heard from Martha Jean 
Brooks Miller, and from Mag Anderton 
Dortch, when they were vacationing out 
west last summer. 

It was fun to hear from you all, and 
get caught up on your news. Quite a 
cross-section of the country! Hope to hear 
from more of you between now and spring. 
Don't forget your alumnae contributions! 



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Frances Boynton Drake 
(Mrs. Carl B., Jr.) 
1695 Delaware Ave. 
St. Paul, Minn. 



President: 

Lucy Call (Mrs. T. T. Dabney) 

1825 Park Avenue, Richmond 20, Virginia 

Fund Agents: 

Elsie Diggs (Mrs. Samuel Orr, Jr.) 

2931 Windsor Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Dorothy Myers (Mrs. R. P. Morehead) 

1051 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Secretaries: 

Cynthia Abbott (Mrs. Stephen Botsford) 

243 East 48th Street, New York 17, N. Y. 

Frances Boynton (Mrs. Carl Drake, Jr.) 

1695 Delaware Avenue, St. Paul 18, Minn. 

The great class of 1942 has committed 
its first major error. This is the selection 
of a new secretary. After the very able, 
enthusiastic and newsy writing of Jeanne 
Sawyer Stanwood you have chosen an un- 
organized and illegible-type secretary. We 
had a large mixup in the change-over 
from Massachusetts to Minnesota, and as 
a result, no current notes in the October 
issue. One other problem — a somewhat 
questionable practice of choosing a secre- 
tary who deserved it because she did not 
make it to the big 20th. However, Cynthia 
Abbott Botsford has kindly accepted the 
post of co-secretary, and we will do our 
level best to keep you reliably informed 
over the next five years. In many ways 
we are anticipating the job because to 
hear from all of you — often — will be 
great fun. 

So, it is my greatest pleasure to an- 
nounce first that your erstwhile, able 
secretary is now most happily married to 
Mr. Christopher Stanwood. The event took 
place on July 29th in New Hampshire with 
a couple of honeymoons cruising out of 
Connecticut and Maine. She acquired a 
"darling" 24 year old daughter, who with 
her own sons, John, 17, an outstanding 
student and athlete at Andover, and Andy, 
12, make a fine new family. 

Cynthia Abbott Botsford writes that her 
summer was a busy one with two teenagers 
and culminating in a broken hip for 
Stephen, 10, her youngest. Presently she 
is in Europe, to return shortly. 

As your scribe did not make reunion, the 
news comes via Douggie Woods Sprunt 
who with Eugenia Burnett- Affel and Sally 
Jackson Mead attended. She writes that 
one and all were greatly impressed by the 
beautiful new buildings and the fine fac- 



ulty. Blair Bunting Both '40 ran an Alum- 
nae College for reunion classes with lec- 
tures by faculty members which were 
excellent. To quote Douggie, "I have been 
dropping little nuggets about India in 
Washington conversations ever since." 
Sally Schall Van Allen, Mimi Galloway 
Duncan, Franny Meek Young, a rising new 
portrait painter, Diana Stout Allen, Mary 
Stone Moore Rutherford, Gee Gee Moo- 
maw Hall, Ann Chamberlain Bywater and 
Anne Hauslein Potterfield were all among 
those present. Also Kippy Coleman and 
Patty Rose Early Trippett who was school 
hunting with her daughter and husband. 
Dorothy Malone Yates was to have been 
there, but cancelled her plans after the 
Atlanta plane crash which took the lives 
of two of her relatives and many friends. 
She has since turned up in St. Paul with 
her family. Unfortunately, I was away but 
she visited Mary Brown Griggs for the day 
and saw Alice Sweney Weed and Betty 
Brown Sweney at a family picnic. We see 
the Weeds and Sweneys a good deal. 
Alice has Virginia, 9, and George, 7, and 
Betty has five children, her oldest being 
in college at Briarcliff. 

Many thanks to all who answered my 
cards and hope to hear from more, so will 
quote only a few now. So many have 
children in college. Frances Claiborne 
Guy has one at the West Virginia and one 
at Bradford. Vive Walker Montgomery, a 
son at W & L, who is the godson of 
Alice King Harrison. Elsie Diggs Orr has 
a son at Duke, Betsy Gilmer Tremain's 
daughter has been accepted at Wellesley 
on early admission. Lucy Call's son 
is at W & L, and my own is at Williams. 

Also from Elsie a reprint of an article 
in a trade magazine about our own Helen 
"Slug" Sanford which is a joy to read. A 
magazine conducted a survey on "time 
buyers" for television and radio and Helen 
to quote "made off with top score honors 
in the southern region survey." She is a 
media director for Clay Stephenson Asso- 
ciates. It goes on to compliment her in 
many ways and we should all be most 
proud. A message from Lucy Call Dabney 
to please remember the Alumnae Fund 
and do your very best. 

From Mary Stone Moore Rutherford 
news of Bittie Grumpier Nolting. Bittie's 
husband is Ambassador to Vietnam, sta- 
tioned at Saigon with the U. S. Embassy. 
They are asking for funds to finance a 
much needed Children's Hospital there. 
If anyone has a few dollars to spare they 
would be much appreciated. Send to 
Mrs. Frederick Nolting, c/o U. S. Em- 
bassy, Box 31, APO No. 143, San Fran- 
cisco. The class is also proud to have 
Stony as president of the United Council 
of Church Women of Roanoke. Another 
prominent position is held by Chookie 
Groves Martin who is State President of 
the Georgia Colonial Dames. Congratu- 
lations to you both. 

News from Laura Graves Howell who 
writes that Betsy Chamberlain Burchard's 
husband, Peter, has published a new book, 
North By Night, which Laura's children 
love and is well worth obtaining. 

Si Walke Rogers is pursuing her educa- 
tion at the University of Pittsburgh and 
will be a full-fledged teacher in January. 
She will then proceed on to her Masters — 



Hooray! In the same vein, Eleanor Ringer 
Linn is directing a theater group in New 
York, and loving it. 

Dorothy Hutchings Price says she and 
her family are settled in their new dream 
house "modified Greek revival" ■ — inspired 
in '39 by Dr. Robinson in History of 
Architecture. And — that contrary to the 
class prophecy she did not forget the 
stairs, even though she did all the working 
drawings herself. 

Our sympathies to Anne Bundy Lewis 
who lost her mother some time ago, and 
which we failed to mention. 

Keep the cards coming, ladies, and 
Cynthia and I will keep writing. 



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Louise Woodruff Angst 
(Mrs. John E.) 
135 Melrose Avenue 
Kenilworth, Illinois 



HAPPY REUNION YEAR! Our 20th 
is this June. Start making plans, saving 
pennies, writing roommates, taking snap- 
shots, etc., and we will see you there! 

Betty Blackmer Childs' daughter, Eliza- 
beth Dryden, is already at SBC. Betty also 
has two younger sons and lives in Anna- 
polis where her husband is a lawyer. 
Patsy Jones is a freshman this year. Lucy 
and Willie vacationed in Virginia Beach 
this summer after their move of the fall 
before to Far Hills, N. J., where they have 
65 acres and 16 thoroughbred horses. 
Willie fox-hunts; Lucy and the three girls 
ride. Missy and Cynthia, 5, go to Far 
Hills Country Day where Libby Corddry 
and Win Jones' daughter is in Missy's 
room and lives about 10 miles away. 

Nancy Dunkin was married this past 
year to David R. Batson and they are 
living in Kensington, Md. 

Also unreported in this column, but 
well covered in the rest of the press, is 
that Nancy Bean White's husband, Theo- 
dore H., won the Pulitzer Prize for "The 
Making of the President 1960." Brae 
Preston and Beth Dichman Smith are 
exceedingly busy in "an unnewsworthy 
way" in Princeton, N. J., and enjoyed a 
visit from Annabelle Forsch Prager and 
her husband. They occasionally see Peggy 
Roudin Foster who lives in New York 
City. Frances Gregg Petersmeyer recently 
moved there from Bronxville and Pat 
Robineau McCulloch had her third girl in 
October. 

I talked to Anne Mcjunkin Briber in 
Milwaukee this fall. At the moment she 
was unhappy about 13 year old Frank 
Jr.'s salamander being loose in the house 
but happy about his tennis and about 15 
year old Anne's new contact lenses. She 
is planning on going to reunion. 

Ouija Adams, who has spent all fall 
redecorating, plans to be there, too. Last 
summer she sent their two girls to Helen 
Mac and Dan Boone's camp in N. C. 
where Ouija picked them up and con- 
tinued north. In Mt. Lakes, N. J., she 
saw Dottie Campbell Scribner. In Walling- 
ford, Conn., Prentiss and Peter Hale had 
them for lunch. Later on in Louisville she 
saw Anne Tweedy Ardery, Helen Lawton 
Mitchell, and Fayette McDowell Willett 
who with a neighbor has opened an 
antique shop in Louisville. 



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Brooks Barnes is winter vacationing in 
British Virgin Islands but plans to reune 
in June. Barbara McNeill Yow's mother 
had a stroke but is better, her husband 
has been studying for his master's degree, 
and her son is at the U. of Florida studying 
law. However, he made a marvelous sketch 
of their home in Washington for them to 
use as a Christmas card. The Yows plan 
to go to Spain this spring. Meanwhile, 
Mac and Didi Christian Mulligan enjoy 
the Theatre Guild together. 

Didi wrote me her husband was now 
vice-president of finance for the B & O R R 
and commutes to Baltimore. With Mel- 
linda. 14. Ralph, 12. and Mary Minot, 6, 
they were at The Homestead for a family 
holiday gathering. She said Posy Hazard 
Potter had done all the work collecting 
alumnae for our class and that Cha Garber 
Rudulph still looks like a college freshman 
but is really doing a good job in the real 
estate business. She frequently runs into 
Tish Ord Elliott who is secretary in Wash- 
ington for Mrs. Auchincloss (Jackie 
Kennedy's mother) . 

If you are a collector of amusing bou- 
tique clothes or elegant custom-made 
fashions. Philadelphia boasts its own de- 
signer — namely. Ann Pakradooni. She 
has a 4 floor boutique called Joie de Vivre, 
with a regular United Nations staff using 
fabulous materials which Ann gets on 
frequent trips abroad. Her press releases 
have been marvelous and she completed 
her spring-summer collection and held 3 
New York shows for it before Christmas. 

Byrd Smith Hunter was chairman of 
SBC day in Norfolk. Her daughter. Car- 
ter, is 16 and just got her driver's license 
— so she can drive Byrd's wedding anni- 
versary convertible — maybe. 

A letter from Esther Jett Holland said 
Kitty Doar Jones was the same as always 
and that a letter, which survived a mail 
car fire in Fredericksburg, reported Betty 
Schmeisser Nelson and family fine in cold 
snowy Conn. Esther spent the summer at 
Virginia Beach but with Hugh and the 
children went to Nags Head, N. C. for 
a change. Back in Suffolk she got so 
bogged down before Christmas with the 
church pageant and PTA affairs she barely 
got her Santa Claus-ing done in time. 
With Hugh on the school board, they are 
very school conscious; Martha in 7th 
grade, Beau in 5th and Jett in 3rd give 
them good reason. They also are new 
house conscious since they own land and 
are anxiously waiting for the roads, water 
lines, etc., to be completed. She plans to 
reune, too. 

Elsie and Walter Kelly and children also 
had a cottage at Virginia Beach last July. 
Marguerite Hume spent a week in New 
York City in Sept. Jody Willis Leaman 
happily has both their son and daughter 
in high school this year while Caroline 
Miller McClintock is relieved that her 
youngest has started off to kindergarten 
this fall. 

Dottie Friday is teaching 3rd grade in 
St. Louis and has a beginning conversa- 
tional French class of 39 4th graders. 
She spent last summer's vacation in 
Hawaii . . . which reminds me that Tookie 
Kniskern White has moved to Honolulu 
from Kailua. 



Primmy Johnston Craven and her family 
are in England. Her Episcopal minister 
husband is now a student at Christ Church. 
Oxford, for a year. Jane Findlay Tate, 
whose husband works for Socony Vacuum, 
and who has been living in the Orient now 
resides in White Plains, N. Y. 

Do hope most of you will be back to 
see all the new buildings at Sweet Briar 
as well as the old friends. As Esther 
said, "You reckon we'll look as good as 
we all agreed we looked at our 15th?" 
As Didi said, "See you in June . . . God 
willing and the creek don't rise." 

A A Gene Patton MacMannis 
LLlL (Mrs. D. R.l 
A ■*- 68 Holly Place 
Larchmont. N. Y. 

Helen Gravatt Watt added William 
Joseph, Jr., to the family on May 30th. She 
adds, "We spent the summer in Char- 
lottesville, when Bill was doing some re- 
search, and I enjoyed seeing Hattie 
Tavenner Clausen and Ellen Gilliam 
Perry. s 

Mary U hite Hollander wrote from 
Atherton, California, "They have just 
organized a Sweet Briar Club, but unfortu- 
nately most of the members are of slightly 
younger vintage. But I did discover Ticky 
Clark Farrell ( '45 1 lived fairly nearby and 
have seen her several times. All goes well 
with the family and we are beginning to 
travel around a bit and explore the West. 
Hit the northwest and Nevada this summer 
with the boys and head toward Los 
Angeles and Southern California alone 
with husband this New Year's." 

Ginny flail Teipel is now in Princeton, 
New Jersey. The eastern representatives 
increase in number so fast, we'll have to 
have another local '44 reunion. 

Last June, Don and I spent a delightful 
evening at the home of Sydney Holmes 
and Bill Bales. Peggy Gordon and Bob 
Seiler and children were there for the 
week end. Louise Smith and Bob Norton 
brought their house guests, who just 
happened to be Paulett Long and Gunnar 
Taggart. The poor men hardly got a word 
in, as we "girls" found a common interest 
— how to take care of home and children 
with the greatest dispatch so as to leave 
time for other activities and studies. 
Shall we blame or thank S. B. C. for this. 
I say "Thank you!" 

A r" Jilia Mills Jacobsen 
/ 1 1 | (Mrs. Lawrence) 
-*- *^ 4416 Edmunds St., N. W. 
Washington. D. C. 

We were sorry to hear from Antoinette 
LeBris Maynard in Laos that her mother 
had passed on in December. 

Most of the news seems to involve our 
moving class. With a new class project in 
mind we are particularly anxious to keep 
in touch with all of you. Betty Carbaugh 
Fancher has a new address in Lookout 
Mountain. Betty Pender Lazenby is in 
Norfolk. June Allen Maton is in St. Peters- 
burg, and Kay Henderson Cain in Bellaire. 

In the fall I resigned from my job at 
Holton Arms School and went into a 
Public Relations and Fund Raising Busi- 



ness. When you get a card from Baker 
Jacobsen, Inc., it is not an ad — just an 
appeal for class news. Since we are on 
the subject of fund raising, you can expect 
to hear from several of us about the pos- 
sibility of setting up a Class of '45 Fund 
to build up for our 25th reunion. We want 
everyone in the class to give this brain- 
storm a hearing and comment when we get 
it on paper. 

Dale Sayler Morgan was here before 
Christmas to visit her daughter at Mt. 
Vernon Seminary. She has been active in 
SBC affairs in Savannah. Any Sayler who 
did not go to SBC seems to have married 
someone who did. Peggy Jones Wylie is 
still racing sports cars. She and her hus- 
band. Jesse, live near Pittsburgh and seem 
to be just coming or going to Europe 
every time I hear from her. 

You can expect to hear from me, Dede 
Enright Aghnides or Elizabeth Zulick 
Reuter in the near future. 



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Catherine Fitzgerald Booker 

(Mrs. Lewis) 

1801 Shafor Blvd. 

Dayton 19, Ohio 
Christmas card notes: from Nan Hart 
Stone, Bon Air, Va., "Peggy Robertson 
Christian just moved into a gorgeous new 
home in Danville. Sash Hudgins Rice 
moved from Summit, N. J., to Colts 
Neck, N. J., and says she is really in the 
country — 30 minutes from anywhere." 

Nan's son, Billy, 14, was awarded his 
Eagle Scout badge in December, reported 
the Richmond Neivs Leader. He's in the 
eighth grade at St. Christopher's School. 

Connie Clevenger Berg's Christmas card 
announced the arrival of Hans Peter, born 
August 11. 1962. Connie and Chris, 
Georgetown, Md., have four other children : 
Tina, Chris, Kenny, and Dennis. 

A card from Marguerite de Lustrac 
Labouret. Paris, France, carried word of 
her recent trips to Sicily and Germany. 
"Kennedy is quite generally admired here," 
she writes. 

Ernestine Banker Gerhard and Bob sent 
a card from their new address 243 Hillside 
Ave., Barringlon. 111., where Bob is the 
rector of St. Michael and All Angels 
Church in Barrington. located on the 
North Shore near Chicago. Ernie and Bob 
have a boy, Ernie, 4%, and two girls, 
Claire, 3%, and Jane, 1, and "a lovely 
new home and eight year old church, quite 
modern with carillon bells from Holland." 
Ernie's description of their summer vaca- 
tion is in part: "Here we are on Beaver 
Island, 18 miles offshore in Lake Michi- 
gan, where once a Morman kingdom 
existed. A fascinating land, 6 miles wide, 
12 miles long, of trails, stone roads, sea- 
gulls, deer, fish and beaver. We forget 
TV, papers and turnpikes and all we see is 
sand and sea and sky. a lighthouse and 
harbor and pine trees (only trees I know, 
despite Botany and Miss Ames ) . Bob is 
in charge of the Mission here for three 
weeks . . ." 

Describing her vacation, Anne Pearson 
wrote last year, "Looking forward to April 
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Maine camp to stay till ice-out. No tele- 
phone and four miles of hard walking to 
reach one while the ice is in. In summer 
we're eight miles by boat from a road. 
Lonely country." 

Anne lives in Byfield. Mass.. "about 40 
miles north of Boston on the New Hamp- 
shire line ... In 1944 I enlisted in the 
Navy and served at the Philadelphia Naval 
Hospital till '46." She later graduated 
from a Boston secretarial school and for 
the past few years has been an executive 
with a corporation in Byfield, enjoys 
"fishing in spring and hunting in fall." 

Teaching fifth grade at the Belfield 
School. Charlottesville is Liz Abbot 
Averett. 

Lu Lynn Green Wilson writes from 
Denver. "Bob and I were married in '47, 
just before I was graduated from Okla- 
homa University. I then took medical 
technology training and worked while Bob 
was in medical school. Have been in 
Denver since '50, Bob has passed his 
Surgery Boards, and our four fine children 
are Mike, 12, Cathy, S, Becky, 5, Ned, 3. 
We ski at Aspen and enjoy pack trips in 
the mountains." 

"We love living in Jacksonville." writes 
Agnes Jefferds Sonntag. who moved to 
Florida last year from Evansville, Ind. She 
and Bob have two children. Ned. 11 and 
Julia, 8. 

New address for Ann Marshall Whitley: 
Mrs. Jesse Whitley, Gymnasium Str. 415, 
Vienna, Austria. 

Sallie Bailey Remson and Jack moved 
last year from Richmond to Palt"T\ore. 
Address: 1838 Locust Ridge Rd.. Timo- 
nium, Md. 

The scrapbook which Sara McMullen 
Lindsey assembled for our reunion last 
June holds pages of alumnae notes about 
the class of '47. Included in Sammy's 
scrapbook. written in 1962. is news of the 
following alumnae: 

Nancy Coier Stacev. Norfolk. Both Nan- 
cy and her husband are interior decora- 
tors. Their children are George, 13, Sarah. 
11. Henry 8. 

Ann Colston Leonard, Chevy Chase. Ann 
did araduate study at New York School 
for Social Research and Howard Univer- 
sity. She and Ed, a physician at the 
National Institutes of Health, have four 
children: Mike, Julia, David and Claudia. 

Eleanor Crumrine Stewart, Bethesda. 
She did graduate work in Romance 
Languages at Johns Hopkins. Eleanor's 
husband, Lyman, is with IBM, and they 
have a girl, Jesse Anne. 9. and a boy. 
Bobby, 7. 

Shirley Gunter Ratliff. Birmingham. Ala. 
She and Bill, a mortgage broker, have five 
children: Mary. 14; Amelie, 12; Will. 9: 
Katie, 4; Dan, 3 mos. 

Julia Holt Coyle, Charleston. W. Va. 
Julia's husband, George, is with Coyle's 
Department Store. Their children are: 
George. 13; Claiborne. 11: Julia. 7: Lucy. 
5: Isabel. 2. 

Alice Joseph Davis, Montgomery, Ala. 
I Josie's husband. James, is in real estate 
and insurance. Thev have four children: 
Withers 12; Bill. 10: Arthur, 6; Alice, 3. 

Shirley Levis Johnson, Northbrook, 111. 
Shir! and Don have three children : Anne, 



12; Susan, 4; Nancy, 16 mos. "Think we 
are competing with Cynthia and Zan Stuart 
in farming — albeit in a suburban local. 
No cattle but if we can get it in a cage, 
we have it — ducks, rabbits, chickens, 
dogs, wild duck, horned toads, etc." 

Joan McCoy Edmonds, Birmingham. 
Joan's husband. William, is an engineer. 
They have two boys, Henry. 4, and Bryson. 
8 mos. 

Margaret Munnerlyn Haverty. Atlanta. 
Munn did graduate work in History at 
Oxford University Summer School and at 
the University of Geneva. She and Rawson. 
president of the Haverty Furniture Com- 
pany, have five children: Peggy, Jane. 
James, Mary Elizabeth, and Ben. 

Liz Ripley Davey, Kent, O. Liz and 
Paul, president of the Davey Compressor 
Co., have two girls, Betsy 5, and Ellen 2%. 

Saravette Royster Trotter and Jim, an 
attorney in Rocky Mount, N. C, have 
three children: Olivette. 8; James, 7; 
Vermont, 5. 

Maria Tucker Bowerfind, Cleveland. 
Maria and Pete, a physician, have two 
boys, Peter, 5, and Ellis, 3. and a girl, 
Jane, 1. 

Fannie Ulmer Conley. Jacksonville. 
Fannie and Delbert have two girls. Vir- 
ginia, 11, and Becky, 8. 

Anne Webb Moses, Monrovia, Calif. 
Anne did graduate work in Education at 
University of Vermont and University of 
New Hampshire. She and George, a teach- 
er, have two children : Tom, 9 and 
Barbara, 6. 

LaVonne Wright Lebahn. Sedalia, Mo. 
Her husband is a banker; they have three 
children: James. 10; Anne, 8; Kathryn. 5. 
"We built a new house this year . . . in- 
terests are PTA, church work, swimming, 
golf," notes LaVonne. 

Isabel Zulick Rhoads, Orwigsburg, Pa. 
Zu's husband is an engineer and they have 
a son, Arthur. 5 and a daughter. Eliza- 
beth. 3. 

Nina Barba Parker. Philadelphia. Her 
husband is in radio and TV advertising, 
and her part-time work is in occupational 
therapy. Their son Stanley is 12; a daugh- 
ter, Cary is 10. 

Martha Budd Shelnutt and husband. 
Jim, living in Wilmington, Del., have three 
girls: Ann. 15; Jane, 13V 2 ; Barbara. 7%. 
Jim is in real estate. 

Also living in Wilmington is Jane-Arthur 
Etheridge Hamlin. She and David, a su- 
pervisor of market research, have a girl. 
Faye, 11, and a boy, David, 4. 

Anne Burckhardt Block and Frank, a 
vice-president of an Atlanta bank, have 
two children: Frank, 12; Jeannette, 9. 

Mary Jane Land Cleveland and Carle- 
ton, a drug manufacturer in Binghampton. 
N. Y., have two children: Carleton, 16, and 
Barbara, 13. Mary Jane was a New York 
State delegate to The White House Con- 
ference on Children & Youth, 1960. 

Susan Lane McCardell. Frederick, Md.. 
studied three years at the Parson School of 
Design. She and husband, John, a utili- 
ties executive, have three sons: John, 13; 
Charles, 10; Stephen, 4. 

Joan Littlejord Donegan, Chevy Chase. 
Joan and Maurice, a special agent for the 
FBI. have a boy. John. 3 and a girl, 
Pamela, 2. 



Joan Miller Anderson, Greensboro, N. C, 
writes "Joanie, 11, won the spelling cham- 
pionship of her school and Bill, 8, is the 
youngest golfer in the USA to make a hole- 
in-one in 1962." The Andersons also have 
a daughter. Virginia. 1. 

Betty Newell Johns, Alexandria, Va., 
was graduated from University of Virginia 
School of Nursing in 1947. She and Ben, 
a teacher, have three children : Mary Page, 
10; Elizabeth, 9; Ben. 6. 

Emily Schuber Carr and Gene have a 
son, Eugene, 5%, and a daughter, Cathe- 
rine, 6 mos. Em is vice-president of the 
Junior League in Biltmore, N. C, and is 
an editor of The Highland Churchman. 

Emmy Lou Thomson, Lynchburg, works 
part-time at The Columns, says her in- 
terests are golf, knitting, and travel. 

A f\ Pkeston Hodges Hill 
lL\f (Mrs. Eugene D., Jr.) 
^■^ 3910 S. Hillcrest Dr. 
Denver 22, Col. 

After many months of no news, '49 is 
breaking into print again. Peggy Quynn 
Maples had to resign as class sec. so I 
shall endeavor to fill the spot, at least for 
a while. Being class pres. has certainly 
not taxed my strength over the years. My 
chief job has been to contribute my chang- 
ing address to the Alum. Magazine. I 
do enjoy hearing from you so please write 
and give me class news. The response to 
my Sept. inquiries was most gratifying. 

Once again it's a new address for the 
Gene Hills. After a year in Denver we 
have built a new home. It's cape cod, old 
brick, looks as if it could have landed in 
either Ky. or Va. and is well suited to the 
antiques we collected in both states. It 
includes, too, a darkroom for Gene's pho- 
tography. We feel well settled in Colo, 
and I am pleased to find an active S. B. 
group here. Gene D. 11, Margaret 8, and 
Virginia. 6, are all in school this year so 
life for me has taken on new horizons. 
We are absorbing all Colo, has to offer and 
ski, ice skate, camp, and hike at every 
opportunity. Gene, working for Ideal 
dement, continues to cover the country. He 
frequently sees our SBC or Princeton 
friends. Ideal's new N. C. installation has 
given him a chance to see Hervey and 
Carolyn Cannady Evans and Hervey's 
business interests in Colo, bring him our 
direction. The fifth Evans is a daughter, 
Grace, born in late '61. Gene reports 
Carolyn's life is a full one. 

Gene has seen Comer and Anne Bush 
Train. A combination business and pleas- 
ure trip gave them a grand European ex- 
cursion last year. 

It's a boy for Rutledge and Mary Louis 
Stevens Webb. Rutledge Rivers Webb, Jr.. 
arrived in Nov. '62. and Stevie reports her 
Mary manages to like him even though 
he wasn't a girl. Gene and I had the most 
delightful visit with Stevie's sister, Caro- 
line Foote. and family when they visited 
Colo, last Sept. Our children paralleled 
each in age and were so congenial it gave 
the grown-ups a chance to catch up on 
Charleston news. 

Katie Cox Reynolds had a darling pic- 
ture of Molly, 4, Franny, 3, and Flip on 
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behind on news many of you may not 
know that Flip is Phillip R. Reynolds. 
Jr., born in Dec. '61. The Reynolds are 
enjoying their spacious new home in West 
Hartford where they are surrounded by 
many of the Cox family. Katie is busy in 
Democratic politics and regretted not 
being free to run for the state legislature. 
We will have to keep an eye on her after 
the three young Reynolds get in school. 
The Reynolds had a nice visit from Jean 
and Pat Broun Boyer. The Boyers were 
married in Washington, D. C, June 30, 
1961. After a honeymoon in France, they 
bought a co-op apt at 50 Sutton Place 
South in N. Y. City. Pat continues to 
teach at Allen Stevenson. Jean handles 
foreign credit for Sperry Rand. They anti- 
cipate a business-pleasure trip to Europe 
soon. 

We should now refer to Ann Henderson 
Bannard as our "distinguished alumna 
from 111." Ann is currently serving on the 
S B Exec. Board as representative from 
the Chicago area and thoroughly enjoying 
it. She wrote me of Fritzie Duncombe 
Lynch's marriage Sept. 21 to Grant Mil- 
lard. The Millards are happily settled at 
611 Orchard Ln.. Winnetka, 111. I am 
sure the class joins me in sending best 
wishes. Fritzie saw Betty Ruth Cleaver 
this summer on her way to pick up a 
daughter in Colo. Polly Plummer Mackie 
visited Chicago last spring. Alex Mackie 
and David Bannard had a grand time 
together. Polly also has a little girl. 

Ann Higgins is now Mrs. David Martin 
and lives in Hamden. Conn. 

Carrie Beard DeClerque lives in New 
Cannan, Conn., and Steve is Ad. Mgr. for 
Time International. 

Ann and Yorke Bannard. after a Florida 
vacation last winter spent the summer at 
home enjoying their new porch. Fall 
found Ann busy doing precinct work, 
designing the program and publicity for 
the Evanston Junior League Follies and 
doing art work for the speech clinic at 
Northwestern Univ. 

In July Sandy and Patsy Davin Robin- 
son moved to 550 Suffield Rd., Birming- 
ham, Mich. She writes, "Sandy is thrilled 
with his new job and we are delighted 
with Birmingham." He is still in rail- 
roading. They and their 4 children spent 
the summer at their cottage on the lake. 

News from Judy Baldwin Waxter in- 
cluded a delightful account of their visit 
last summer with Paul and Larry Law- 
rence Bowers at the Bowers' home in 
Madison, Ohio. Paul heads the Music 
Dept. at Lake Erie College and conducts 
a community college. The Bowers ap- 
parently lead a delightful life combining 
small town fun and intellectual activity. 
Larry's mother was with them for Christ- 
mas and last heard from they were digging 
out of 3 feet or more of snow ( while we 
in Colo, moaned over the bare ski slopes ) . 
The Waxter's busy year included a visit 
with Judy Burnett Halsey in Richmond, 
a camping trip to N. C, and even a stop 
at SBC where they stayed at the Inn and 
succeeded in Hooding the tea room from 
their shower above! I had a pleasant 
Sunday with the Waxters en route to Va. 
last year. Their Susan and Peter are most 



attractive youngsters and when I returned 
home I told Gene D. I'd found a date 
for him when he heads east to college. All 
he wanted to know was if she could ski 
and play baseball. 

Hiter and Libby Trueheart Harris are 
enjoying the new home they have built in 
Richmond. Mary and Elizabeth, their 
twins, are in kindergarten and Hiter is 2. 
The Harrises had a month at Virginia 
Beach last summer and saw Mary Morris 
Gamble Booth and her husband and twin 
sons. They all gathered on the beach 
together and everyone thought the twins 
were quadruplets! The Harrises had 
several week ends with Betsy Dershuck 
Gay and Frank. The Gays have 2 boys, 
Frankie, 2M>, and Jack, 1. 

Ann Doar Jones wrote that they are 
enjoying living closer in town in Rich- 
mond, having moved in '61 and that she, 
Libby Trueheart Harris, Margaret Toivers 
Talman and Caroline Casey McGehee all 
see each other occasionally. 

Kitty Hart Belew writes, "Chappy has 
taken a job with Winthrop, Stimson. 
Putnam and Roberts at 40 Wall Street so 
New York will be home for some time to 
come." The Belews had a delightful vaca- 
tion this summer sans children. They 
drove to Fla. and stayed at Miami Beach. 
Now they are busy house-hunting in the 
New York area. Lindsay began kinder- 
garten this vear. Last winter Kitty headed 
the Sweet Briar Club's benefit, "Subways 
Are For Sleeping." It was fun to do and 
she learned through it that Dot Bottom 
Gilkey is now in New York with her son. 
Whitney. Dot goes to journalism classes 
at the New School and takes zither les- 
sons! Dot said that Lucie Woods has a 
PhD in English and Archeology and was 
on an archeological expedition to some 
village near the Nile where she was the 
only white woman. 

Kitty was good enough to write me 
other news you may not have heard. Kay 
Bryan is now Mrs. Roy Edwards and lives 
in Durham with her eisrht children. Marie 
Musgrove Pierce is thinking of putting her 
SB music decree to work by giving musir 
lessons at home. 

Ruthie Garrett Preucel moved into the 
home they built in Bryn Mawr. Pa., last 
May. 

Margaret Towers Talman spent 3 weeks 
in Europe last spring. She and her father 
met her brother in Rome where he was on 
sabbatical leave. They also visited Paris 
and London. Margaret's Nell entered first 
grade this year at St. Catherine's. 

p /~i Sally Bianchi Foster 
.ill fMrs - Robert P., Jr.) 
t,Vy 119 Park Avenue 

Verona, New Jersey 
Guess who had two in '62? Twin boys. 
John and Bruce arrived on July 25th and 
joined Molly, 7; Russell, 4; and Berkeley. 
2 — oops, that last name gave it away. 
Waller Berkeley Fergusson is now the 
calm, relaxed mater of five. Her card 
didn't mention any other outside activities. 
I can't imagine why! Lucy Kreusler and 
Earl Carey welcomed 1962 with blonde, 
blue-eyed Diane on Jan. 9th. Lucy sees 
SBC each year while visiting Lynchburg 



where her father teaches at some girls' 
college. Peggy Gilliam Park mentions her 
failure to elect a Republican Senator in 
1962, but does not mention her achieve- 
ment of Missy, born in March. (I ga- 
thered that information from an enclosed 
picture of her three children.) Anne 
Hubert Carey and Bob adopted Nancy in 
June, joining Robert, 5. Anne has an 
interesting JL job, court representative 
for the Big Sisters in Juvenile Court. 
Ginger Luscombe Rogers had child three, 
boy one, Justin Towner, III, on Oct. 15, 
1962. and 30 days later, Nov. 14th, Jo 
Teet'or Saxe and Dan greeted Dan 
Saxe, Jr. 

This natal news derives from some of 
the 50 Christmas cards you 50'ers sent me. 
I do thank all of you but the cards that 
really thrill come from some of our little 
heard of, often thought of classmates. Do 
you remember . . . Dolores Shepperd Can- 
celmo lives 15 miles north of me in 
Ridgewood. N. J. with husband. Ned and 
five children Sally, 13; Mary, 11; Ned. 
9; Andy, 7; and Lucia, 9 mos. 30 miles 
south of me in Shrewsbury, N. J., lives 
Carol Williams Feussner, husband. Frank 
and Jeff. 13; Ellen, 11; and Neal, 3. 
Elaine Alberts' sister lives on Carol's 
street. From St. Louis, Mary Virginia 
Roberts Mellow sent a picture of three 
very dear children and the following 
note. "I am married to Jim Mellow, V. P. 
of Liberty Foundry Co. ... I occupy my 
time with being a room mother, JL volun- 
teer docent at St. Louis Academy of 
Science, graduated from Washington U. 
with a major in history and elementary 
school teaching." The children are Tom- 
my. 6; Anne, 4; and Lucy, 2. One of my 
favorite Asses, Betty Hutchens McCaleb 
writes from "space-missile-rocket land. 
Huntsville, Ala." John and Hot have three 
children, John, 11; Bobby, 10; and Mar- 
tha, 5. With Bess Pratt Wallace and 
Twink Elliott Sockwell, Betty greeted SBC 
Day in Birmingham last Dec. Cornelia 
Morris and George Haile live in Savannah 
with "Gigi, 13. reserved, artistic; Mel. 11, 
sport-minded, whatever is in season, he 
plays; Sandy, 10, giggling, loves every- 
thing; Cliff, 7, clown, devilish and spoiled; 
one beagle and one cat. This delightful 
mounding family is remodeling a home, 
Neil is JL Placement Chrm. (So is Anne 
McNeer Blanken for the Morristown, N- J. 
JL.) George is a SS teacher and Lay 
Reader, Mel, an acolyte, girls in Scouts 
and Neil still has time to fight for Con- 
servatives in government. I wish Henny 
were here. Do I put Neil in touch with 
Peggy or not? What does the name 
Elizabeth Feldmann mean to you? She 
lives in Saginaw, Mich., has four girls, 
Jane. 11: Cathy, 8; Teresa, 7; and Jenny, 
3. She has formed a hospital gift shop, 
does decorating in husband's shop, plans 
style shows, church work, etc. Give up? 
You know her as Bookie Coryell and I 
loved hearing from her. Barbara Wells 
Favill Marshall lives in Northbrooke, 111. 
Her card has a picture of Bucky, 10. serv- 
ing milk to Alice. 12; Carol, 7; and 
Susan, 4, which wraps up that family ■ — 
oh, there is a husband named Irl. 

Bill Bailey Fritzinger, Ann McNeer 
Blanken and myself attended the SBC 
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with five terribly bright SBC Freshmen 
who talked of nothing but how difficult 
college was. I remember SBC as such 
fun, oh some tears and hard hours of 
study, but so interlaced with laughter and 
wonderful continuing friendships. Bill and 
Anne are as interesting and young as ever, 
and maturity did not find us one bit 
envious of our younger tablemates. 

Enough of the lecture. I shall cover the 
rest of the Christmas cards in the next 
issue, except Lou Moore's card which did 
not contain a reminder for the Alumnae 
Fund, but I do remind you to give to 
SBC in '63. 

f^ "I Seymour Laughon Rennolds 
S I (Mrs. John K. B.) 
*-^ - 1 - 6007 Three Chopt Road 
Richmond 26. Virginia 

For the sake of Auld Lang Syne, we 
will begin as far back as our news goes, 
and work up. Joan Cansler Marshall tells 
me that Dan left his position as Treasurer 
and Business Manager of the Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education in May, 
1961, to go back to school for certification 
to teach. He is taking courses lowards 
his Master of Science degree in Education 
at the University of Richmond, and is 
teaching math and doing guidance coun- 
selling at John Marshall High School. 
He enjoys working with tenth graders, and 
his field is a new one, lively and interest- 
ing. 

Nancy Snoke Garrett and Bob report 
the birth on April 11, 1962, of John Han- 
son Garrett. 

Nedra Greer Stimpson presented Carol 
Rohton Toulmin with a GREATNEPHEW 
and Godson, Ben Stimpson. Jr., on June 
11, 1962. We are quietly proud of 51's 
first Great Aunt. 

Charles Carter Bullington, 7 lbs., 7 oz., 
arrived September 23 to Wisey Parrott 
Bullington and Bill. 

Monna Simpson MacLelland reported 
a successful theatrical season in which she 
played the Mad Hatter in Alice in Won- 
derland, modeling her interpretation on the 
grand master of the role, me. 

And Alice has come out of the rabbit 
hole. Betty Browder is Mrs. Owen S. 
Nibley, of 2004 Broadmoor Drive, Cham- 
paign, m. 

Margery Davidson Rucker wrote, cor- 
recting her address to 43 Hertzler Road, 
Newport News, Va. I saw her, looking, 
according to us, excruciatingly beautiful, 
and according to her, flagrantly repug- 
nant, at a football game this fall. She has 
since lost weight, named Bruce, her fourth, 
but the poor little thing's Mother has al- 
ready forgotten his birthday. She says 
they live in a remodeled three story farm- 
house on the Warwick River. She talks 
like the old woman who lived in the shoe. 

Jane Moorefield went to Europe last 
spring, and lunched with Peggy Chisholm. 
and went to the Chelsea Flower Show with 
Annie Moo Mountcastle Gamble. She 
bumped into Carolyn Sample Abshire and 
David on the street in Rome. I have the 
most marvelous mental picture of the in- 
decision they went through before they 
spoke. Of our sister class, '49, Goodie 
Geer DiRaddo is living in Columbia now. 
Her husband, Joe, is an assistant to the 



Rector at Jane's church, to which she 
gives a great deal of volunteer work. 

Jean Duerson Bade and John report the 
birth of Mary Lyle, 7 lbs., on November 
27. 

Mary Jane French Halliday, whose ad- 
dress has not heretofore included her 
number, 1101 Partridge Road, Spartan- 
burg, S. C, sends love. 

Barbara Lasier Edgerly saw M. J. 
Eriksen Ertman, Toddy Barton, Joan 
Widau Marshall at a barbeque given by 
Sue Osbrander Hoad last summer. 

Wingfield Ellis ate her way through 
Scotland (?) and Scandinavia last fall 
and enthuses also about the food for eyes. 
How was haggis? 

Angie Vaughan Halliday sent a picture 
of Malcolm, 6, Culver. 4VL>, Jane. 3, and 
Paul, 1. I quote: "Merch was married 
Nov. 24 to Don Henry — nice, attractive, 
and sweet. They're such lovebirds, it 
makes me feel sweet sixteen again to be 
around them. Just think — Merch and 
Susan married within three months!" 
Angie told a Louisville Junior League 
newspaper reporter she loves cooking and 
bridge. Jean Duerson Bade was last year's 
editor, and Merch was Head of Publicity. 
Ernie Brown Spears worked on their fund- 
raising horse show. 

Toddy Barton is Vice-President of the 
Guild of the Chicago Lyric Opera, belongs 
to the English Speaking Union, and works 
for the Senior Citizens. The blood pres- 
sures must match the ages with Toddy on 
the scene. 

A beautiful toothpaste ad arrived from 
Janet Broman Crane, showing her, Ed, 
Cathy (9 x /i) and Susan (5), all with the 
famous dimpled smiles. Ed has just been 
named a junior partner in his law firm, 
and Bromo is President of the Cleveland 
Sweet Briar Club. 

Lynn McCullough Gush and Gerald are 
off to England in April, Gerry to study 
factories for his consulate job. Lvnn *n 
work with Harold Craxton, O. B. E. He 
might as well be D. D. T. as far as I'm 
concerned, but one thing I know is that 
she is going to eat dinner one night with 
tin ear me and John. Look out, Chris and 
Annie Moo! She included a five-line 
caricature of her husband, four of the 
lines were mustache, and we will recog- 
nize him, even in Picadilly Circus. 

Joan Hess Michel says that two-year-old 
Jennifer is pushing them out of their New 
York apartment, and they are shopping for 
a large closet with a small house attached. 
As soon as they get it, they will probably 
have puppies and Joan will have to give 
up and be messy like the rest of us. She 
still writes occasionally for American 
Artist Magazine, and her Christmas card 
was lovely. 

From Sally Reed Anderson Blalock came 
a sweet picture of Sally, 12, who is in the 
7th grade at Hockaday School, Patti Lee, 
who was 10 on Sweet Briar Day, Carol, 8, 
and Lyle, just 2. All pretty, and Sally 
looks like Sally Reed, whose cheerful 
maternal pride comes across the miles as 
heart-warmingly as seeing her. 

Marge Newell has reappeared, with bi- 
ography. Married in '52 to David Curlee, 
who graduated from Oklahoma U. Law 
School in January '54 and who was elected 



an alumnus member of Phi Beta Kappa 
there two years ago. He is now a partner 
in a law firm in Oklahoma City, O. This 
past August they moved into a new house 
at 1720 Coventry Lane there, with daugh- 
ter Amanda Taylor, who was born Oc- 
tober 30, 1961. She misses us, and the 
only ones she's seen in years are Elizabeth 
Cooke McCann and Mary Emery Barn- 
hill. She says, come to see her please! 
Ruthie will. 

From Jo Williams Ray and Jimmy came 
a perfectly dear picture of their Susan. 
Jix, and Max, all saying "prisms and 
prunes" to the camera and clean within 
inches of their lives. 

M. J. Eriksen Ertman's new house is 
being photographed by Better Homes and 
Gardens so we all have to buy it until 
hers comes out, probably a long time, and 
a dandy promotional stunt. The address 
is 8 Bird Hill Avenue, Wellesley Hills. 
Mass. 

I saw Trip Reid at a party in Richmond 
in October, and he seems to have grown a 
foot, and his face is thinner, but still the 
marvelous humorous expression, and dim- 
ples, and he wanted to know all about 
Ruthie and Terry. A decidedly un-Swe»' 
Briar dragged him away before I could 
net to match-making, and I didn't then 
know Ruthie's new permanent address 
(there hasn't been time to put in the last 
one, yet.) 

Ruthie Clarkson Costello, Mrs. Mark, 
P. O. Box 503. as long as the anchor holds. 
Sausalito, California. I quote: "Mark and 
I moved to Sausalito, the Italian-like hill 
town of flowers and beatniks across the 
Golden Gate from San Francisco. Julie 
Micou Eastwood's brother is the Mayor. 
Julie and Richard, who live across the 
bay in Berkeley, had Mary Elizabeth on 
November 15. We live in a plush bohemian 
fashion aboard a 110-foot converted ferry- 
boat, complete with two fireplaces, grand 
piano, and numerous leaks. Mark has 
taken to boats and the sea like a born 
mariner. I have a job with "Contact" 
magazine as their Art Editor. I'm also 
making radio commercials . . . Went sail- 
in? one fine day with Jean Varda, Greek 
collagist, who has a keen sense of color 
and collects pretty young girls. A blonde 
aboard kept staring at me, and I at her. 
After 15 years, Diane Aubineau has been 
found!" Ruthie joins Diane in remaining 
collectably young. I wouldn't appeal to 
anybody but an archaeologist. 

Diana Weeks Berrv and Henry have 
moved to Birch Hill Road, Weston, Conn., 
after spending the summer in South Dart- 
mouth. Diana has seen Barbie Bin Dow 
and Bill, and Jeannie Molyneux Jeffcoat. 
and Diana proudly adds to Wendy and 
Janie, little Diana, born July 23, 1962. 

Sue Taylor Lilley and Bob. admittedly 
shivering, are playing tennis, but separate- 
ly. He was runner-up in a city doubles 
tournament. She's still working on 
Children's Theater. 

Terry Faulkner Phillips, who is taking 
piano lessons, says that Wes is remodeling 
the 3rd floor and developing pictures, of 
which an excellent example arrived, of 
Charlie and little Terry and two German 
Shepherds. She does not mention if the 
3rd floor is soundproofed. She enjoyed 



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Nantucket and Betty Brawner Bingham 
and Bill and son, last summer; and Joan 
Davis Warren and Andy and four chil- 
dren on a trip to Philadelphia in the fall. 

Ann Petesch Hazzard is staying in Wash- 
ington another year, while Rutledge ex- 
pects to go to his next Army assignment 
without his domestic impedimenta. 

Eugenia Ellis Mason and Alec whose 
address is 1763 Sherwood Road, Peters- 
burg, Va., report that young Alexander 
Hamilton Mason was born on Dec. 22. I 
speak for all of us in saying that our 
hearts go out to them for on December 20. 
after a long period of ill health. Eugenia's 
father, John Cranberry Ellis, died. And, 
on January 7, Alec lost his father, James 
Dunn Mason. 

tT O -^ K Hcmcland Plumb 
S/ (Mrs. Robert, Jr.) 
^^ 107 Meadowbrook Drive 
Princeton, N. J. 

This is the last installment of my report 
on the activities of our classmates com- 
piled from the reunion questionnaire. 

Louise Kelly Pumpelly wrote from 
Louisville, Ky. that she is completely in- 
volved with her family, Bob, age 2%, and 
Ellen, age 4%, except for church activi- 
ties and bridge jamborees. She was ex- 
tremely sorry to miss reunion but she was 
in the garb of a hatching jacket. 

Trudy Kelly Morron is living in Wil- 
mette, 111., where she is rearing 3 girls, 
1 dog, 2 turtles, and a brownie scout 
troop. With all this, her spare time is 
only occupied with PTA and a church 
choir. 

Lynn Lane Fozzard is living in Kirk- 
wood, Mo., where she is doing pediatric 
nursing thus putting her B. S. degree in 
Nursing at Columbia Presbyterian to good 
use. Her future plans sound most interest- 
ing. Harry, she, and their 2 sons will be 
spending a year in Bern, Switzerland, 
where Harry will be doing cardiological 
research. 

Jean Kitching Colvin lives in Short 
Hills, N. J., and writes: "Not much new 
here. After returning from the winter 
skiing in Vermont. I got a receptionist 
job in N. Y. C. which was such fun but 
the combination of commuting, job, and 
keeping house was just too much for me. 
Quit last month and am looking forward to 
another winter skiing in Stowe." 

Pat Layne Winks missed our reunion 
because she and the three children were 
in Zurich, Switzerland, with husband. Don. 
who is with the Public Relations Dept. of 
Cynamid Int'l. They are having a mar- 
velous time travelling in their free time 
and expect to return to the U. S. in Sept. 
They had a "wonderful vacation in Italy 
last summer — several days in Venice and 
Florence and a week loafing on the Adri- 
atic. Even Cathy, age 2, loved Venice. 
She kept heading for the nearest gondola. 
Next vacation will be the traditional Swiss 
one, a week in the mountains in Feb. I 
still haven't tried on a pair of skis, and 
that has to be remedied." 

Marty Legge Katz resides blissfully in 
Boston with husband. William, and daugh- 
ter. Susan. Currently her husband is 
Vice-Pres. of Ionics. Inc., while Marty is 



a housewife doing minimal Jr. Leaguing. 
Last summer she and Joannie Holbrook 
Patton had a couple of get-to-gethers 
while Joannie was at South Hamilton. 
Mass. ,._. 

Marjorie Levine Abrams is living in 
East Rockaway, Long Island, where her 
husband, Len, is a real estate broker. 
Besides bringing up 3 children (8, 5. and 
2 ) Marge is actively busy with the League 
of Women Voters running the Foreign 
Policy Workshop ("I sometimes feel 
though I were back in Dr. Fisher's class 
only now one chapter ahead of the class" I 
and working with underprivileged chil- 
dren. She has acted as alumnae rep. for 
her area for several years and has been 
doing a grand job of recruiting students. 
Jane Mattas Christian, II, lives in Clarks 
Green, Penna.. where her husband is a 
securities broker. She has 3 children. 
2 boys and a girl. "My little Indians 
should only wear feathers and they'd be 
right in character." Interests: Junior 
League, bowling, gardening, and golf. 

Florence Maupin is recently back from 
a trip around the world having driven 
from Munich to Madras, across Afghani- 
stan. She was writing a travelogue for the 
Washington Post and her itinerary and 
stories were very interesting and enter- 
taining. At present she is located in Wash- 
ington, D. C, with her interests being "the 
same as always." 

Eulalie McFall Fenhagen is located in 
Columbia, S. C, where her husband is an 
Episcopal clergyman. Her interests re- 
volve around raising 3 children, guinea 
pigs, dogs, and chickens — Family Service 
board work. Jr. League, and tennis. Dur- 
ing reunion she was at Kanuga. N. C, 
heading up a conference for Episcopal 
teenagers. 

Robbin McGarry Ramey, Jr. returned 
for reunion and entertained a jolly group 
the last night we were there. Bob is a 
minister in Lynchburg at a church they 
helped to organize. 

Nancy Messicfc Ray is moored in Wash- 
ington, D. C, and is persevering in raising 
two young ones — one boy, Christopher 
James Ray. Jr., having arrived in Nov. and 
Janet Graham, a little over a year. Mary 
Bailey Izard saw them when she was in 
Washington for the Nat'l Bulb Committee 
meeting. Mary stayed with Sallie Ander- 
son Jones and "had delightful tricks and 
treats with their two cute gals on Hallo- 
ween. Sallie is Big B. Chairman for Bulbs 
in Washington. Before I am booted, hope 
to recruit the entire Class of '52 into this 
endeavor." 

Mary Lois Miller Carroll is living in 
Wilmington, Del., where her husband 
works for IBM and has two children. She 
is busy with Wilmington League activi- 
ties. One of her assignments is acting as 
a trained guide through the Winterthur 
Museum. Her authoritive knowledge of 
antiques must be breathtaking! 

Carroll Morgan Legge holds fort in 
Greenwich, Conn. She vacationed this 
summer with Marianne and Thorp Min- 
ister at Nantucket where they also enjoyed 
seeing Amie and Bucky Block and their 
family. 

Nancy Anne Morrow Lovell is living in 
Bellevue, Washington, which is a suburb 



of Seattle. She has two boys, 6 and 5, 
and a little girl, 3. Kaig and Evan are 
both red-heads with freckles and sing in 
the church choir. Nancy is extremely in- 
volved with the Bellevue League of 
Women Voters, being a part of their 
Speakers Bureau. Her husband, Mac, is 
working on the Minuteman Missile and 
runs a bagpipe band for the 498th En- 
gineer Battalion in Seattle. 

Mildred O'Neal Palmer has been back 
in Berkshire, England, for 2 years after 
6 years in New York. "Luckily, David's 
job takes him to the States several times 
a year and I am allowed the trip, always 
hectic but great fun. Our home is about 
25 miles out from London and I would 
love to hear from anyone either living 
here or visiting." 

Nell Orand Lynch is living in Dallas. 
Texas, where her husband is a broker. 
Her time is completely occupied with 
caring for 2 children and 3 stepchildren. 

Cornelia Perkins Zinsser reports from 
Madison, N. J., where she has a full time 
job "house. 3 children, volunteer, and 
church work." 

Anne Pope Wells communicates that she 
lives in Jackson, Miss., where her husband 
is an attorney. She has 3 boys, Cal 7. 
John 5, and Bill 3. 

Polly Plumb deButts is managing a 
well-organized household of four children. 
3 boys and a girl, in Fairfax. Va. Hus- 
band Henry is Ass't to the Chairman of 
the Civil Aeronautics Board in Wash., 
D. C. Polly's interests (besides farrvlv and 
home) center around writing, Jr. League, 
and church work. Was disappointed to 
miss reunion, but was recovering from an 
appendectomy. 

Jane Ramsav Olmsted charted her 
course back to Sweet Briar for reunion all 
the way from Dallas. Besides rearing 
Sallie. 3%, she continues to enjoy sewing, 
refinishing antiques and doing volunteer 
work for the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. 

Jackie Razook Chamandv saddened us 
all by not returning to reumon but she is 
extremely busy in Montreal, and it is a j 
far-jaunt to Sweet Briar. She has a son. 
Michael, age 1%, and sent some adorable 
pictures of him for the scrapbook. I might 
mention that Jackie does have her Masters 
Degree from N. Y. U. in Retailing. 

Donna Robinson Cart disclosed that she 
is in Spartanburg, S. C. Her husband is 
Vice-Pres. of the Eastern Motor Lines 
and she has 4 children. Emily, 9. Walter, 
7, Alfred, 5, and Lucile, 2. We loved the 
pictures she sent in for the scrapbook. 

Ritchie Roseberrv Ewald resides in Gar- 
den City, Long Island, and has 3 lovely 
children. She was crushed to miss reuinon 
but the children seemed to pick that time 
to come down with chicken pox. Fasci- 
nating plans for the spring are to go to 
Europe, mostly Greece and the Near East. 

Jane Russo Sheehan is lodged in Ithaca. 
N. Y., where her interests revolve around 
her home, family and horses. She has four 
children (5. 4. 3, and 2l. Dick her hus- 
band is getting his DVM degree (Doctor 
of Veterinary Medicine to you) this year. 

Alice Sanders Marvin has settled in 
Wayzata, Minnesota. "We live near a 
large lake. Lake Minnetonka, which we 
spend most of our time 'in' in the summer. 



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and 'on' in the winter. Both children are 
skiing now and Charlie, age 8, made the 
"Ice Wee" B Ice Hockey team last winter 
— his life's ambition is to make "Ice Wee 
A." Interests numerous: Minneapolis In- 
stitute of Arts, Minnesota Orchestral As- 
sociation, Jr. League, Children's Hospital, 
Northwestern Hospital, Central Opera 
Service, Garden Club, U. of Minn. Inter- 
national Center, and is the S. B. Tulip 
Bulb Chairman for her area. She was Ball 
Chairman of a benefit dance for the 
Women's Assoc, of the Minneapolis Sym- 
phony Orchestra last winter — which 
raised over 132,000!! 

Sally Sadler Lovelace continues to reside 
in Waco, Texas, where her husband is an 
attorney. She has 2 children, John, 6, 
and Sarah, 4. Outside interests pivot 
around Jr. League work (puppets and 
T. V.) and church work. Josephine Sharp 
Pargellis wrote: "I am indeed sorry to 
miss our 10th reunion. For the 5th we 
were stationed in Paris and at the moment 
we are in Saigon, Vietnam. Due to the 
unstable political situation here, I'm leav- 
ing Vietnam in early June, '62, and plan 
to reach the East Coast on June 4th. 
However, after traveling half way around 
the world alone with two small and active 
boys (4 and 8 mos.), I know I will be 
able only to seek out the nearest bed and 
sleep, sleep, sleep. We have now ex- 
perienced an unsuccessful coup d'etat and 
an attempted assination from rather close 
range and don't want to push our luck . . . 
Allen will join me in the States in Oct." 
She is now in Great Falls, Va. 

Joan Sharpe Metzinger enjoys the won- 
derful location of Garden Grove, Calif. 
She has had a part-time job as a legal 
secretary but now with the recent adoption 
of a 3 month old baby girl I know she is 
housebound. Katharine Shaw Minton, III, 
is living in Cos Cob, Conn. Her husband 
commutes to N. Y. C. as a stock broker. 
In addition to fashion modeling, she is 
either working with neglected teenagers 
or flying. She has two children — Robert, 
10, and Leslie, 5, to also occupy her time. 

Ginge Sheaff Liddell did return to S. B. 
Reunion festivities as well as U. Va.'s. 
They are living in Riverside, Conn., and 
have three children — Robert 6, Eliz. 4, 
and Joan, 3. Her outside interests: So. 
Conn. Sweet Briar Alumnae group and the 
Greenwich Jr. Women's Club. 

Josie Sibold is back working in Chatta- 
nooga in media-research with an ad agency. 
She was greatly missed at reunion, but she 
was in Las Vegas that week-end! She 
wrote: "It's been delightful trying to keep 
up with you all the last five years. I will 
see you at the 15th." 

Charlotte Snead Stifel recently moved 
to Winnetka, 111., after living in Willow- 
dale, Ontario. "Must admit it is rather 
nice to be back on U. S. soil again." Her 
husband is Vice-Pres. of Xerox Corp. of 
Canada and she has 3 children ■ — Wendy, 
6 years, Stephanie, 3, and Amy, 10 mos. 
Interests: skiing, traveling, swimming, golf, 
interior decorating, Jr. League, and for- 
merly the Art Gallery of Toronto. "Though 
most of my life seems to revolve around 
bottles, diapers, general domesticity, and 
our delightful daughters, Hank and I have 
managed to take a few exciting trips to 
such places as Bermuda, Nassau, Austria, 



and Italy. Strangely enough, we have both 
become very keen skiers (if you remember 
I was one of the less athletic members of 
the class) ." 

Elizabeth "Libby" Stamp is in Sussex, 
England, and has a full time job as an 
economist with other interests pointing in 
the direction of music, singing, theatre, 
and skiing. 

Joan Stewart Hinton, Jr., is stationed in 
Hawaii where her husband John is sta- 
tioned in the army. Has 4 children — Stacy 
8, John, III, 6, Laurie Stewart, 4, and 
Stephen Fitts, 2. 

Frances Street Smith continues to dwell 
in Chattanooga where she is very active 
in community affairs. In fact, she is so 
active that she has been written up in the 
local papers — the major emphasis of her 
activities is upon Social Welfare, Jr. 
League, and the First Presbyterian Church. 
In the meantime, she also has time for her 
three children, Gordon, III, 9, Preston, 6, 
and Sally, 4. 

Marie Therese Swain Moreland is lo- 
cated in Houston, Texas, where she is 
active in the church school, enjoys sewing, 
and participates in politics. Her 3 daugh- 
ters Gina, 7, Diane, 5, and Amy, 4, keep 
her more than alert at home. We were so 
pleased to see her return to reunion. 
Janis Thomas Hawk has established her 
home in Birmingham, Ala., and has 2 
children Jet, 6, and Caroline, 3. "Both 
children are distinguished by being blond, 
blue-eyed off-spring of brown-eyed, dark- 
haired parents. Yes, they really are ours. 
. . . Interests: The Charity League of 
B'ham; AAUW (of which I will be morn- 
ing group Pres. this year) ; committee 
member '62 B'ham Festival of Arts; 
Church Work. Very disappointed to miss 
reunion. Had looked forward to seeing 
everyone again. I've gained 30 pounds 
since '52, et vous?" 

Nancy Trask Wood is residing in Eden- 
ton, N. C. She has two children ■ — Heidi, 
5, and John, 1. 

Ann Trumbore Ream is situated in 
Franklin Park, N. J. She is occupied with 
5 children, 1 dog, an eight room house, 
church, PTA. and nature studies with 
son, Geoffrey. 

Marianne Vorys Minister is busy in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, raising three children — 
Paige, 9, Courtney, 6, and Thorp, 3. 

Grace Wallace Brown lives in Rye, New 
York, and enjoys part-time modelling 
while her husband Brady pushes ahead in 
advertising. They have 3 children ■ — Gor- 
don, 5, Catherine, 3, and Elizabeth, 2. 

Louise Warfie/d Stump in Reisterstown, 
Md., outside of Baltimore is completely 
involved with her 2 children and con- 
tinuing to carry on her skill in riding. At 
reunion we enjoyed first-hand stories of 
hunt country life. 

Pauline Wells Bolton is firmly planted 
in Houston, Texas, where her husband is 
an architect. In addition to rearing a son 
18 mos. old, she is an alumna representa- 
tive for Houston and is on the Arts Com- 
mittee for Institute of Int'l Education. 

Becky Yerkes Rogers has Jacksonville, 
Florida, as her headquarters where her 
husband John is in the real estate busi- 
ness. "Graduate Sch: Catholic Univ. of 
America with a Master's Degree in Speech 
and Drama. Interests: Jacksonville's new 



and beautiful Art Gallery; Jr. League's 
seminar in contemporary ideas; learning to 
play bridge (what a laugh) and most im- 
portant, my three men. Though ten years 
have passed, I still do my homework at 
approx. 2:00 a.m. The 3 men in my life 
are energetic to a disgusting degree and 
have first call on my time. John has just 
finished his year as Pres. of the Jackson- 
ville Board of Realtors. I don't have to 
worry about his getting a hot lunch be- 
cause he still belongs to, and is active on 
enough boards, to have a luncheon meeting 
every day of the week. Though a graduate 
engineer, he adores real estate and he 
keeps me on pins and needles wondering 
if my house is going to be sold out from 
under me at any moment. I worked for 
"Floridians for Nixon" in 1960 and regu- 
larly do League work. Also am an alum- 
na representative." 1 might add that iihis 
past Dec. they both were well occupied 
attempting to keep two orange trees alive 
in their front yard during the freeze. 

To quickly catch you up on some back 
news about the class: 

Casey Black Underwood produced Sally 
Ryder Sept. 9th. Susan, 5%, goes to kin- 
dergarten and is quite an artist. David 
lias just reached 4 and is all boy. She had 
a grand summer seeing friends, especially 
Carroll and Allan Legge and Bunkie and 
Wally Smith. 

I understand that "Janet Graham is leav- 
ing South Australia to return to Scotland 
for an operation. She expects to be there 
for several months. Then get a job in 
USA to make expenses to return to S. 
Australia." 

In the last issue I presented to you a 
plea for the Alumnae Fund ■ — and I 
will re-enforee my request. I know every- 
one will generously support Nancy Hamel 
Clark, as it is the Annual Giving which 
makes possible so many developments at 
S. B. and insures the continued growth 
and development of its faculty. 



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Nan O'Keeffe 
301 E. 62nd St. 
New York 21, N. Y. 



Hi! This will probably be the last issue 
before reunion so we must start planning 
now. I'm writing this in January which 
seems too early to think about it, but 
it's just a reminder. As the time ap- 
proaches, there will be more information 
sent but for now just two things — as far 
as I know, reunion will be June 3 and 4. 
You can come for all or part of the time 
and husbands are most welcome, though 
maried couples will not stay in the dorms. 
So — get organized and let's break all 
class records for reunion attendance! 

Hearts and Flowers Dept. Dickie Well- 
born Yoran was married to David Hopper 
on June 15th and is living in Chappaqua, 
N. Y. (753 Hardscrabble Road). Best 
wishes from everybody. 

Maternity Ward: John Stagg Hamblett 
was born on June 8th to Mary Stagg 
Hamblett and Ken. And also in June, 
Midge Chace Powell and Bill had their 
second child, a boy this time, named 
William Lewis Powell, Jr. Sister Mary is 
three. Midge is alumna representative 
for the Chicago area. In Berlin, Joan 
Brophy Tyree and Tom welcomed William 
Brophy Tyree on July 1st, their second 



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son. He is the cutest, fattest, roundest 
baby! They were all home at Christmas- 
time and we had a grand reunion in Pawl- 
ing. N. Y. Joan and Tom still love being 
in Berlin and Tom is now out of the Tank 
Corps and is Deputy Operations Officer. 
Much excitement all the time. Also in the 
maternity ward, M. A. Mellen and John 
Root had their third wee one, David Mel- 
len, born on September 9th. The Roots, 
including Frances and Randy, have just 
moved to Hudson, Ohio, and are happy to 
be back in home territory. New address: 
86 Clairehaven Drive. 

Word has it that Betsy Parrott McMurry 
bad a baby daughter in September but 1 
have no details. This comes from my At- 
lanta correspondent Ginny Dunlap Shelton 
who has two darling boys. Connie Werly 
Wakelee and Dave are back East from 
Boise, Idaho, and are living in West 
Hartford. Dave is still with Stanley Tools 
and though they loved being in the wide 
open spaces, they're happy to be back in 
this part of the world. They have five 
kiddies too! The latest one being a little 
girl just three months old. New address: 
67 Harvest Lane, West Hartford, Conn. 

There is much travelling around ■ — 
Joan Jennings Grife (mother of six, by the 
way!) was in New York in December for 
the opening of her brother's off-Broadway 
musical. The show is called Riverwind, 
and John Jennings wrote the music and 
the lyrics. It was quite an excellent show, 
and we went back-stage to meet the cast 
and all that sort of thing. Great fun, and 
predictions are that John is a comer in this 
field. Joan is glamorous and the same as 
ever! 

I went to visit Ginnie Hudson in Boston 
in the fall and had a great time zooming 
over the countryside with her in the most 
beautiful baby blue Triumph ... in sports 
car lingo it's a TR something or other. 
Doesn't seem to go with a serious ( ha ! ) 
physicist! Seriously, Ginnie is still at 
Sigma Instruments doing very well and 
even designing computers and all kinds 
of complicated things . . . interesting. 

More traveling . . . Courtney Willard 
Conger and Ford and their little boy, 
Socky, are moving to Portland, Oregon, 
where Ford has been transferred by the 
Georgia-Pacific Lumber Co. Anyone pass- 
ing that way will be welcome I'm sure, 
but no address as yet. 

Long-time-no-hear-from Nancy Morison 
Cravens and Chuck are living near Dallas, 
Texas, and have three wee ones: Charlie, 
aged 7, Mary-Graham, aged 3, and baby 
Rufus, only 2. Knew that Rufus name 
would get in there somewhere! She is 
hopeful of making reunion someway or 
other. I hope everyone feels that way. 

More later but do start planning now; 
1 know I will be there! I will also be going 
to Europe in September if all goes as 
planned! But SBC comes first. Maybe 
we will even get to stay in the brand new 
dorm with elevators and all sorts of mod- 
ern conveniences! Til then, love to all. 

f" 1 /i Bhuce Watts Kruckf. 

iZL (Mrs. William) 
*^ X Hilltop Circle 
Medfield, Mass. 

My goodness a lot of things can happen 



in a year! I'll start with wee ones as 
usual. Sue Callaway Haley had a baby 
girl and named her Ruth. Ruth Alien 
Ham's latest (making 3 under 3! I is Rich- 
ard, born June 7. Ruth's husband is now 
Director of General Services at Children's 
Hospital in Boston and they recently 
bought a new house in South Natick. 
"Kobo" Chobot Garner's first is Annie 
Laurie, born Oct. 27. Tom is now As- 
sistant at St. Peter's Church in Columbia, 
Tenn. Louise Hollis Jones was born May 
.1,2 — Dilly and Paul's other news is that 
they spent August in Sea Island where 
Rut hie Frye Deaton and brood visited. 
"Dodo" Booth Hamilton and George had 
their fourth — a girl, Merrick, in Sep- 
tember. Anne White Connell had a baby 
in June. Another fourth, Elizabeth Anne, 
was born in May to Nancy Lee Edwards 
and Norm Paul. And our first fifth (I 
think) arrived March ci — fourth girl for 
Shirley Poulson and Gil Hooper. 

Susan Marie Croker was born August 
30 to Faith Rahmer and Bob. Peggy 
Crowley Talbott had her third last sum- 
mer about the same time that Sally Gam- 
mon Plummer had David Jarvis (July 15). 
Polly Van Peenan Grimes' Margaret was 
born in 1962 to join Joseph, 2V-2- The 
Grimes now have a house in Washington 
where Joe is practicing international law. 
Nina Guha Linzinger's second little girl 
was born in July. She's also blond like her 
father — Nina says she herself really 
doesn't look like one of the group. They 
had pleasant jet trips to Germany and 
Switzerland this summer and Nina saw 
lots of Miss Beard when the latter visited 
New Delhi. There are no doubt lots of 
other babies that I haven't heard about — 
hint hint. 

Our class mobility will no doubt slow 
down soon but we're still going strong 
now. You've probably noticed our new 
address. Bill was made Boston District 
Sales Manager (New England and New 
\ ork State ) and we moved here into a 
wonderful new home late last summer. So 
far we like it fine. Jane Berguido Abbott 
and Ruth Alien Ham live quite near and 
the SBC club is a very active one. We 
made our usual trips to Virginia Beach 
this summer and at Christmas. Lynn 
Carlton McCaffree visited us this summer 
there. (She's been "temporary" organist 
at their church for the past six months 
so is very busy. They are anxiously await- 
ing orders this spring. ) I also saw Ann 
May Via and her 3 — they live at Virginia 
Beach now. Joan LeP. Chamberlain En- 
gelsman and Ralph have bought a house 
and dog in New Vernon. Joan has been 
active in her two favorite charities — the 
Community Chest and the Democratic 
Party in Westchester County! "Peaches" 
Davis and Jack Roane have moved to 
Memphis where Jack has a Fellowship in 
Pediatric Surgery — she sees Sissy and 
Betty Jean often. Alice Harting and 
Leonel Correa have left Washington for 
Langley, Va. Scotty Brice has moved again 
— Tulsa to Oklahoma City this time. Betsy 
Cushman Collins has gone from New York 
City to New Canaan, Conn. Maggie Mohl- 
man hasn't changed addresses, just jobs. 
She's now with Foote, Cone, and Belding. 
Nancy Maury Miller and Bruce have left 
Annapolis and gone to Madison, Wise. 



Hattie Hughes and Dick Stone bought a 
bouse in Little Silver, N. J. Weezie Aubrey 
and Jim McFarland have set up practice 
in Rutherfordlon, N. C. The class sym- 
pathies go out to them at the loss of their 
(bird child, a boy who died of meningitis 
at two months. Also our condolences to 
Joy Parker Eldredge, whose father passed 
away very suddenly in November. 

The following bits are gleaned from 
Christmas cards. Mag Andreivs and Bill 
Poif are house hunting in Roanoke. Mag 
has the City Hall "beat" now and just 
loves it. Sally Bumbaugh is working for 
the United Presbyterian Church in TV 
and radio after recovering from a broken 
leg. Jean Gillespie and George Walker 
also spent a month at Sea Island and liked 
it so much they're going again next year. 
They enjoyed their usual New Year's at 
The Homestead too. Jean is vice-president 
of the PTA, chairman of the Ul'O and 
still on Federal jury duty. Vaughan Inge 
Morrissette writes of a very gay fall pre- 
ceeding her brother's wedding in Decem- 
ber. Nancy Moody Hudson's latest is 
teaching the children to ride on their two 
new horses. They plan a skiing trip to 
Aspen this winter. Robin Francis has a 
new book at her agent's and is starting 
another. Have you all read Scorn? Anne 
Sheffield Hale sees Lamar Ellis Ogelsby 
often and ran into Bev Smith Bragg at 
Alabama Homecomings ■ — reports Bev has 
not changed a bit. Meg Hetley Peck is in 
on the ground work for the organization 
of a New Haven-Hartford area SBC club — 
she saw Joan Anson Hurwit and Mimi 
Hitchcock Davis at a meeting. Joan Potter 
Bickel went on an apparently hysterical 
fishing trip in Florida last spring. She's 
had a lot of trouble with her knee this 
fall. Their latest plans are to visit San 
Francisco in February. Cindy Sinclair 
Rutherford sent a picture of her two ador- 
able boys. She is currently chairman of the 
National Cathedral Association (support- 
ing the cathedral in D. C.I on the board 
of the Episcopal Churchwomen of the 
Diocese of Kansas. This is most interesting 
work involving travel all over Eastern 
Kansas. Speaking of church, Bill and 1 
are both in the choir here — don't laugh — 
he lends quality and I lend quantity — they 
need both. He ran into one of the "long 
lost" of our class there — Suzanne Sim- 
mons, now Mrs. Daley. Peggy Jones 
Steuart and Guy visited Jamaica again, 
with the children along this time. Peggy 
took up scuba diving and found it fasci- 
nating fun. They later spent three weeks 
in Maine. The Steuart's Christmas card 
was a charming sketch by their 7 year old 
daughter — she plays piano too ■ — must 
be inheriting all the Jones talents. I had 
a surprise note from Faith Aldrich Wykoff 
who lives on the North Shore here. They 
have four children and Faith is active in 
hospital work and projects of the day 
school her children attend. Meri Hodges 
Major has started little Walter in Colle- 
giate in Richmond. He stays with Meri's 
mother in Richmond during the week to 
attend. Their latest addition to Belle Air 
is a four year old boxer which used to be- 
long to Joyce Walmsley Wellford. News 
from our two most traveled members: Ann 
Thomas has been in Cambodia since last 
winter. She went via Tokyo which she 



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found fascinating and since there has had 
private plane tours of all Cambodia as 
well as Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong. 
She reports that Phnom Penh (or ping- 
pongville! ) is hardly a hardship post — 
a lovely clean city with wide boulevards 
and green parks. The population is about 
equally Cambodian, Vietnamese, and 
Chinese. With a Vietnamese maid who 
does everything for $20 a month, Ann 
may never adjust to stateside life again. 
And Page Croyder has left TV produc- 
tion for teachers college and airline hos- 
tessing. The former is San Francisco 
State where she's getting her credentials 
to teach high school history. The latter 
was temporary with Riddle Airlines, flying 
mostly for the military. The trips included 
Alaska, Japan (where she lived with a 
Japanese girl she'd known in N. Y.), the 
Philippines, Okinawa, Wake, Hawaii, 
Shannon (Ireland), and Frankfort! Oh, 
well, back to your ironing, girls! 

r" f~ Byrd Stone 

) l| Library Lane 
*-* W Old Lyme, Conn. 

What with "Decking the Halls With 
Parts of Charley" in the First Grade and 
drawing pictures of "Round Jon Virgin," 
that fat little man who was present on that 
"Silent Night" of long ago, 1 just didn't 
have time this Christmas past to sit down 
and address 175 requests for terse notes — 
in fact I didn't even have time to sit down 
to address Christmas cards until two days 
after Christmas and then I gave up before 
I was half finished. However, a Merry 
Washington's Birthday to those of you 
1 didn't reach! Actually, what I'm getting 
to is that my news this time consists of 
that which arrived too late for the last 
issue, plus that which I could extract from 
your most welcomed Christmas cards. 

I have two marriages to report, neither 
of them mine unfortunately. Carter Nelson 
and Charles Sullivan were united in holy 
wedlock this past summer. They are living 
in New York City at the present time. 
Julie Jackson Coffey informs me that 
Cissie Pfeiffer was married December 1st 
to Dr. Will Ward Walker. I could almost 
use that in a phonics lesson. 

In the "Damp Diapers" department, 
Joyce Lenz Young and Hugh announce the 
arrival of Hugh Hampton Young, III, on 
Dec. 7. Joyce says he looks like Hugh and 
is "rather nice." Seems she told me last 
year their beagle looked like Hugh, too — 
be must be contagious. The Youngs will 
be leaving for Calif, in July where Hugh 
will take 3 or 4 years of residency at the 
UCLA Medical Center. About a month 
before Young, III, was born, Wright, IV, 
arrived, namely James A., the son of Joan 
Broman Wright and Jim. Joan notes that 
she has her hands full with the baby and 
Elise only 1%. 

Oct. 8 saw the arrival of Robert Andrew 
Murray, son of Corky Lauter Murray and 
Bob. Corky reports that his sister Laura 
just loves "helping" with him. The Mur- 
rays have recently moved from Queens to 
a garden apartment in Roslyn Heights and 
pve it. Just one day before Robert An- 
drew arrived, Mary Alice Major Duncan 
and Graham were presented with Andrea 
Louise, a black haired gal who made her 



two brothers and parents most happy. 
Oct. 7 — Oct. 8, Andrea — Andrew . . . 
just how far do you carry this college 
roommate thing? The Duncans are back 
in Hopkinsville, Ky., and are living in the 
home Graham was born in. Graham is 
working the farm or whatever one does to 
a farm, and they are busy redecorating — 
the house, not the farm. 

Louisa Hunt Coker and husband wel- 
comed John Hunt Coker on May 16. They 
moved a while back into a new home in 
the midst of 50 neighborhood children and 
as many dogs. Sounds worse than a public 
school. I only have 25 — children that is. 
Dede Candler Hamilton and Jane Black 
C lark have had a boy and girl respectively. 
I don't know their names but I'm sure 
they must have them by now. 

Many people have traveled to Calif, in 
recent months. Anne Willis Hetlage writes 
that there was a veritable reunion at the 
ABA convention in San Francisco. She 
saw quite a bit of Jolly Urner and they 
both had lunch with Rose Montgomery 
Johnston while there. Anne also saw Ruth 
Philips Hollo well as the Hollowells were 
passing through Calif, en route to Min- 
nesota. Ruth's husband is at the Mayo 
Clinic trying to compete with "Ben Casey" 
in the field of neurosurgery. Ruth is teach- 
ing American Literature, I know not 
where. Anne says that her most stimulat- 
ing activity these days is playing "peek a 
boo" with daughter, Mary. Sounds pretty 
wild! Kaye Creekmore Compton and 
family moved into a new home in Marin 
County and love it. Kay says the shopping 
and entertainment in San Francisco are 
the greatest and she loves being near it. 
Who wouldn't ! She saw Evie Christison 
Gregory at the last Alumnae Club Lunch- 
eon out there. Sally Whittier Adams writes 
from Los Angeles that Bruce, Jr., is 10 
mos. old, has 2 teeth and weighs 23 lbs. 
Barbara Collis Rodes and Joe spent a vaca- 
tion in Calif, and loved it. Actually she 
didn't say they loved it, but every one 
does. They have two adorable little girls, 
Mary and Babs. Jolly Urner left the world 
of teaching, temporarily at least and as 
of this summer was planning to try her 
hand in the business world. At the time 
of her writing she was enjoying a tempor- 
ary job as a secretary in "The Trident," 
a Kingston Trio owned restaurant in Sau- 
salito. She was enjoying being on the 
fringes of show business — the first she 
says since the Senior Show. Harriet 
Cooper has returned East from Calif. (I 
didn't know anyone ever came back) and 
will be living in New York City from 
mid - January. 

Julie Jackson Coffey saw Betsy Meade 
and Alice Guggenheimer McKay at Alum- 
nae Council. She says the new "Meta 
Hilton" (does Conrad know) is really 
swish, with princess phones and piped in 
music. Save your confederate money girls 
— they may have gold plumbing by the 
time your daughters are ready. Julie 
visited Cathie Vest Duffey and Parks in 
Richmond after the Council and says they 
have a divine town house of endless pos- 
sibilities. My, all kinds of things can be 
read into that! Cathie and Leezie Parrish 
Laughlin gave a dinner party for Julie 
with Betsy Parker Paul and Jim, Mimi 
Thornton Oppenheimer and Boo, Lou 



Galleher Coldwell and Rufus and Helen 
Turner Murphy and Tayloe in attendance. 

Hazel Herring Harvey and John spent 
part of the summer in North Carolina and 
returned to Croton, Conn, in tne iaJl. 
John is now on a submarine and will be 
until spring and Hazel has gotten herself 
a job in the British West Indies until then. 
How could anyone in their right mind 
pass up the lovely Conn, winters for the 
Carribbean. I just can't understand it. 
Why, I love standing on a windswept play- 
ground in knee deep snow with the tem- 
perature at 5 above and 150 children with 
running noses complaining about the cold. 
It's so stimulating. 

"Off we go into the wild blue 
yonder . . ." or so thought Meredith 
Smythe Grider and Paul, when ihey joined 
the Air Force to see the world. How ex- 
cited they were when they were sent 90 
miles . . . down the road from Dallas 
where they've been for the past couple 
of years. She says she's still crying. Kay 
Smith Schauer and Bob are still in Ger- 
many and are very happy there. Their 
family consists of an adorable little boy 
who was 1 year in Oct. and a monstrous 
boxer. The latter is the last thing I ever 
expected Kay to own! Mary Ann Hicklin 
(Juarngesser and Stu have two lovely little 
girls, Cary, 3%, and the other 1%. "The 
other" isn't her name but due to an ink- 
blot I can't read the name. It looks kind 
of like "Cloud," but that doesn't seem too 
probable. Mary Ann is Bulb Chairman 
in Baltimore. 

Iris Potteiger Hinchman, who is living 
in Little Silver, N. J., wrote in response 
to my last plea for news that she was the 
one who had walked to the A & P and 
back. However she does mention a few 
more exciting things in the line of Chase 
Manhattan entertaining, the Little Silver 
Woman's Club and in the summer spend- 
ing time on the beach with some other 
SBC alumnae and their children. 

Anne Stevens Allen and family, after 
having previously noted that they hoped 
to remain in Canada permanently, have 
moved for reasons of business to Spartan- 
burg, S. C. 

Jeannie Applequist Bascom has the most 
unusual news to date. On Jan. 1st, she, 
Jim and the two boys, ages 5 and 20 mos., 
left for Haiti where Jim will be engaged 
in the practice of surgery at Hopital 
Albert Schweitzer, 35 miles inland from 
Saint Marc. They will be there until July 
when Jim will finish up at Minneapolis 
General Hospital. Jeannie says there are 
no phones there, but that doesn't really 
matter because the natives speak French 
and Jeanie says theirs could stand im- 
provement. They plan on all kinds of 
exciting things such as dysentery and other 
similar goodies. Actually they are most 
excited about it and welcome any mail. 
Their address is Hopital Albert Schweit- 
zer, P. O. Box 4, Saint Marc, Haiti. Of 
course, write to them in French . . . they 
need the practice. 

Besides my teaching, superintending the 
Episcopal Sunday School, secretarying the 
PTA and Art Students League of New 
London, I spend one afternoon a week 
tutoring a group of brightish third grade 
children from a neighboring town in 



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I don't laugh I French and Creative Writ- 
ing. I can hear the Ramages screaming 
now. 

Our class scholarship fund stands at over 
81.000 as of last word from Julie. Don't 
forget your contributions to the Alumnae 
Fund. Deadline for this year is June 30. 

r~ ^ Nanette McBurney Crowdus 
■^V / I Mrs. William, II) 
<-* * 5817 Langford Lane 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Those of you who missed our fifth had 
best start making plans right now for the 
tenth! All 23 of us had a marvelous time 
being together and goggling at Meta Glass, 
the last word in dormitories with an ele- 
vator and canned music, the showplace 
Auditorium, and the new Book Shop, not 
to mention the spacious and hospitable 
new alumnae quarters. Being the youngest 
class we were housed on third floor Reid. 
Gone are the blithe days of bouncing down 
to Commons forty times a day. After four 
trips up those stairs, we were reaching for 
the Epsom Salts. 

We were entertained royally at the Raw- 
leys, where Buddy and John, who will 
soon be dating the freshmen, instructed 
us in the twist and the limbo while enjoy- 
ing the record of the Senior Show. (Dr. 
Rawley, by the way, is planning to take 
a year's leave of absence from teaching 
in order to write and research. As yet 
they do not know where they will be lo- 
cated.) Nancy Godwin Baldwin and her 
charming Tom received at a mint julep 
party at their home in Amherst which was 
a highlight of the trip. 

Our new president, duly elected at reun- 
ion, is Chips Chao Pai who will take time 
out from research for her thesis on a 
"lethal mutation in mice which seems to 
involve atrophy of the musculature" to 
attend to her duties. She and David are 
in N. Y. still and hope to see Dee Robin 
Benning, now in Tenafly, N. J. 

Our new fund agent, from whom we've 
all heard and, I hope, answered promptly, 
is Sophie Ames White of Richmond. 

On behalf of '57 many thanks go to 
Diane Duffield Wood and Carroll Weitzel 
Rivers for the fine jobs they have done as 
president and fund agent for the last five 
years. These jobs involve a lot of time and 
correspondence, and the class is deeply 
appreciative of their efforts. Diane's at- 
tention is now directed toward raising one 
French poodle, "Aime du Bois," in addi- 
tion to Pam and Kathy, of course, and 
preparing for a June trip to Europe. 
Carroll and Buist spent two weeks in 
Europe after reunion and welcomed Miss 
Reinette Warmoth Rivers Dec. 11. 

Jackie Ambler Cusick and Ralph cruised 
the Bahamas sans children on a friend's 
boat in January. Jackie writes also that 
Lainey Newton Dickinson had a little boy 
Nov. 24, 1962. 

Frank and June Heard Wadsworth left 
Hawaii for Gales Ferry, Conn., where 
Frank will join the Polaris sub, Sam 
Houston. Another mover is Saynor John- 
son Ponder to Macon, Ga., after Buddy 
was discharged from the Army. Buddy is 
affiliated with the First National Bank. 

Jim and Sandra Stingily Simpson have 
built a beautiful new house in Birmingham 
which Sandra is busily decorating. Roberta 



Ma/one Henderson and Ian are enjoying 
country life in a remote, but charming 
house on 400 acres with lake, all belonging 
to the Paris editor of Harpers Bazaar. 
And speaking of fashion publications, did 
everyone see the gorgeous full page picture 
of our own Joan Grafmueller in October 
Town and Country? 

Another recent traveler is Stella Moore 
McClintock, who left snowy Andover, 
Mass., to accompany Jock on a business 
trip to Nassau. 

Jane Fitzgerald missed reunion because 
of a heavenly trip to Mexico. Barbie Tetz- 
laff is touring between Boston and Phila- 
delphia doing as much skiing as possible. 
Carolyn Westfall Monger and Phil plan 
a February trip to Nassau and Palm Beach 
to escape cold New York. 

Our most peripatetic classmate, how- 
ever, is the Sweet Briar Admission Office's 
Nancy Godwin Baldwin, who while travel- 
ing upstate N. Y. visited with Carolyn 
Scott Dillon and her children. Then after 
forays into numerous other cities, she 
arrived in Charleston the same day as 
Carroll Weitzel Rivers' baby. Her next 
jaunt is to Florida, after which she and 
Tom will move into a new house. Peggy 
Liebert is due for a week-end visit soon, 
taking a break from teaching in Richmond. 

Char Heuer Watson and Bob and boys 
spent Christmas in San Antonio where 
they saw Mary Webb Miller and Tom, 
who have a new home in Houston with 
lots of romping room for little Tommy. 
Lee Haskell Vest writes from New Canaan, 
Conn, that she is up to her ears in public 
relations for the Rehabilitation Center in 
Stamford. 

Happy news comes from Greenville, 
N. H. that young Thomas Wentworth 
Taft, born Jan. 31, 1962, found his parents 
Bob and Bess Bundy Taft August 9. 

Dagmar Halmagyi Yon sent a wonderful 
long letter. Joe is now doctoring all per- 
sonnel aboard the USS Yellowstone out of 
Jacksonville, Fla. Jody, almost 3, and 
Steven, 2, are busy, busy with all Santa 
Claus' additions to the "rolling stock" in 
the garage. The Yons will be in Ports- 
mouth for a three year residency starting 
this summer. 

I journeyed down to Indianapolis for 
Sweet Briar Day and had a grand visit 
with Cynnie Wilson Frenzel and her 
precious three. We celebrated little Carol's 
first Dec. 15 with a pink cake bearing one 
pink candle. The cake was devoured by 
\\ arren, now four, and in nursery school. 
A new addition to our family is the son of 
our boxer. The poor puppy has received 
the glamorous name of Roscoe, which 
horrifies his hulking father. Kaiser Blitz. 
We had a delightful Christmas and I 
thank all of you for your cards. Happy '63. 

[* f~\ Jane Shipman Kuntz 

| f\ ( Mrs. Edward J.. Jr. I 
*-'*-"' 39 Edenhurst Drive 
Centerville, Ohio 

Hold on to your hats, girls. I may have 
missed the last issue but I promise you 
not a dull moment with this column. 
Anyway, my apologies for letting you all 
down before; I hope this makes up for it. 
One of the best things about the letters 
for this issue was the number of long-silent 



classmates who wrote. I know all of you 
will be just as glad to hear from them as 
I was. 

Helen Burkett Stevens is probably the 
farthest from home. She, her husband. 
Gil, and son, Bobby, live in Melbourne, 
Australia. Gil, a graduate of MIT, is a 
chemical engineer for Socony Mobil. The 
Stevens travel a good deal, most recently 
visiting Lindeman Isle on the Great Barrier 
Reef. Helen is active in civic affairs in 
Melbourne. 

Of all our traveling classmates, I think 
that Julie Green's expedition sounds the 
most fascinating. After working for two 
years at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts 
as assistant to the curator of Greek and 
Roman art, Julie took a leave of absence. 
Enroute to Cairo she made stops in Lon- 
don, Rome, Athens, Turkey and Lebanon. 
During the months of Jan. through March, 
Julie will be on the Upper Nile at the 
Gebel Adda diggings across the river from 
Nubia. In Jules T's absence, Julie Langie 
will occupy her Boston apartment. 

Also living abroad are Cornelia Long 
Kaminski and Amos with their two daugh- 
ters, Anna, 3%, and Julie, 2. The Kamin- 
skis live in Palermo but often take trips 
to other interesting spots. Recently they 
spent some time in the Aolian Isles. 
Another excursion took them to Copen- 
hagen and Stockholm. After Christmas 
they planned to spend six weeks in Gstaad 
where Cornelia hoped to learn to ski. 

One classmate who has seen the world 
is Robin Couchman who graduated in 
nursing from Columbia. She has spent 
the last two years nursing in both England 
and Saudi Arabia taking time out for side- 
trips with friends. Unfortunately, Robin 
was forced to return home because she 
contracted hepatitis in Lebanon. I know 
the whole class joins me in wishing her a 
full and speedy recovery. 

Marcia Jones wrote that after she gradu- 
ated from Lindenwood College in St. 
Charles, Mo., she took her Masters in 
phychiatric social work at the University 
of Missouri. She has been on the staff at 
Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center in 
St. Louis for the past 2 years. In Nov. 
Marcia left for London and Edinburgh to 
study for an advanced degree in her field. 

Last but not least, Christie Firestone 
also calls England home. She and her 
husband. Maj. Geoffrey Gordon-Creed and 
daughter. Allison, live in London. 

Closer to home: To the best of my 
knowledge. Nancy Milan Alexander is the 
first lawyer in our class. Nancy graduated 
from the Univ. of N. C. where she was a 
Tri Delt, in the same pledge class with 
Mary Ellen Sample. In Sept. 1960, she 
married Bill Alexander, a Duke graduate. 
Nancy received her LLB from the Univ. 
of Maryland in June 1962, and is now an 
attorney for Fidelity and Deposit Co. of 
Maryland. Bill is also an attorney so it 
sounds like a family affair. 

Louise Dunham married Harold Wil- 
liams in 1958; they live in Richmond 
where Harold is assistant manager of a 
branch of the First and Merchants Bank. 
The Williams have two children — Eliza- 
beth, 3. and Harold Jesup, 111, 2. Lou 
occasionally sees Martha Poarch who 
works at Union Theological Seminary and 
Libby Moore Gardner who is a neighbor. 

Also living in Richmond — and a bank- 
er's wife — is Marsha Taliaferro Will. 



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Her husband, Ervvin. is an officer of State 
Planter's Bank. Marsha has three active 
youngsters. Erwin, III, age 4, Kathleen 3. 
(on February 29th! I and Marshall 
Taliaferro, 1. 

Dana Dewey Woody and Joe are civilians 
again for Joe has completed his tour of 
duty as a Captain in the Army Medical 
Corps. They are now in Richmond while. 
Joe takes his residency in Ophthamology 
at Medical College of Va. 

June Berguido James and Jim are still 
calling Charlottesville home; Jim is teach- 
ing a course in child psych, at the Univ. 
while he completes his dissertation for his 
doctorate. June continues as a child wel- 
fare case-worker for the county. They 
manage to find time to take camping trips 
in the mountains and last summer they 
spent five days at Cape Hatteras. 

Joan Nelson Bargamin wrote from Win- 
chester to announce the birth of Paul 
Nelson in June '62. 

Betty Gallo Skladal sent news of all the 
changes on SBC campus. She and son 
Wayne. 4. are living with her family in 
Madison Heights while husband. George, 
spends a year in Korea. While they were 
at Ft. Benning Betty was able to keep up 
her music. In Feb. '62 they mo'ed to Ft. 
Lee so George could attend Advanced 
Quartermaster School (where he graduated 
first in his class.) They had a trip to 
San Antonio to visit George's family before 
he was shipped out. 

Judy Graham Lewis and Jim are in 
Arlington where Jim is completing his 
second year at Va. Theological Seminary. 
Little Stephen is almost 3. 

Also in Arlington are Beth Kemper 
Wharton and Bill and their two sons. 
Will. 2. and Kemper, 1. 

Somehow I missed announcing Ceci 
Dickson's marriage to Roger Banner in 
February, 1961. Roger has been with the 
Defense Department, but I understand he 
was to become Budget Director of the 
Coast Guard in Oct. 

In a newsy letter from Ann Taylor I 
learned that she has a very interesting 
job with a radio-TV station in Knoxville 
doing everything from writing to broadcast- 
ing. She had a nice visit last summer 
with Dianne Stafford Mayes and her 3 
year old Ricky in Carthage, Mo. Also from 
Knoxville is the announcement by Janet 
Wynn Dougherty and Boone of the birth 
of their second daughter, Claire Boone on 
July 27th; Frances Wynn is now 2 1 /2. 
Ann Taylor also visited Alice Pfister Auty 
and Don while in NYC last autumn. The 
Autys love N. Y. Don is head of advertis- 
ing for Lavoris and Alice taught in a 
private school for awhile. 

New York, as usual, is home for a lot 
of our classmates. Lois Seward is working 
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
Eleanor St. Clair Thorpe and her husband, 
Peter, live there too. Other New Yorkers, 
Penny Meighan Martin and Roger sent the 
announcement of the birth of their son, 
Alexander Reid Martin. Ill, on August 
29th. Susan Day Dean's husband, Tom. is 
getting Ph. D. from Columbia and Union 
Seminary and plans to teach philosophy 
and religion. Susan is a children's librar- 
ian and story teller at the N. Y. Public 
Library and enjoying her work so much 
that she is also studying at Columbia for 
her Masters in that field. 



While husband. Vernon, is on the staff 
of Philadelphia Naval Hosp., Val Parker 
Sharp keeps busy with her two active boys, 
Mark, 3M:. and Chris, 18 mos. The Sharps 
live in New Jersey. 

Betsy Worrell Coughlin and Larry have 
a house full of girls — Lisa, Lynne and 
Sara. They spent a week in Bermuda last 
spring and were on hand for the America's 
Cup Races in Sept. They also worked hard 
in Gov. Scranton's campaign in Penn. 

Newcomers to Pittsburgh are Sally 
Austen Adams and Dave. They are living 
there while Dave studies for his Masters 
in history. Son, David, is now a year old. 

I goofed again, and neglected to an- 
nounce Mary Taylor's marriage to Bill 
Swing, a graduate of Va. Theological 
Seminary, in Oct. 1961. The Swings live in 
Wheeling. W. Va., where Bill is curate of 
St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Mary 
taught third grade and phys. ed. at Wheel- 
ing Country Day last year. Now she fills 
her time with daughter, Alice Marshall. 
born Oct. 23. 

Our numbers are growing in the Detroit 
area. Recent arrivals are Ethel Ogden 
Burwell and Armistead who are living in 
Grosse Pointe Farms. Besides the excite- 
ment of a promotion and move they had 
the added thrill of a new baby. Elizabeth 
Spotswood, born Aug. 29. Little Ethel, 
2, is delighted with her new sister. The 
Burwells are within visiting distance of 
Libby Benedict Maynard and Ron who 
are in Flint. The Maynards, while touring 
the east last summer, spent a day with 
Betsy Robinson Taylor and Jim and their 
two children, Cricket and Lucy, in Sci- 
tuate, Mass. Also near Detroit are Joan 
Black Davidson and her husband in Mid- 
land. Mich. Shirley Zick graduated from 
Hope College in Holland, Mich., and this 
year is teaching 4th grade in Holland. 

Elaine Schuster received her Masters in 
economics from Univ. of Okla. in 1961 
and is now an economics instructor at 
Southeastern State College at Durant. 
Okla. She spends her summers at a moun- 
tain camp in New Mexico and in June 
attended the World's Fair. 

Susan Davis Briggs and Dick are now in 
South Carolina at Shaw Air Force Basel 
where Dick is combining the service and 
his residency in internal medicine. Susan 
is teaching algebra and geometry in a local 
school. I learned from Susan that Cornelia 
Bear Givhan and Ed are now living in 
Montgomery, Ala., and are the proud 
parents of three sons and a daughter. 

Ruth Carpent-er Pitts and Bill are having 
their first taste of living in the North. Bill 
was a resident of Duke for 6 months 
specializing in plastic surgery, but in Janu- 
ary moved to Detroit for at least 6 mos. 
while he concentrates on hand surgery. 
The Pitts have two lovely children. Ber- 
rie. 2. and Bill. 1. Alex Carpenter is living 
in Tuscaloosa where she is assistant to the 
Chaplain of Canterburv-Episcopal Center 
at the Univ. of Ala. Marietta Eggleston 
Carpenter and Doug and Fontaine, aged 
1, are in Brewton, Ala., where Doug is 
pastor of two mission churches, 50 miles 
apart! 

Mvrna Fielding Hamel married Duke 
"raduate Reg Hamel in 1959 and they 
lived in Washington for two years where 
thev both worked for the Defense Dept. 
and where Reg studied law at George 
Washington Univ. He received his law de- 



gree from Wake Forest and is now law 
clerk to Justice Higgins of the Supreme 
Court of N. C. Myrna and Reg live in 
Raleigh and welcome SB girls who might 
be in the area. Myrna wrote that Sarah 
Benton Baldwin and Al with their two 
daughters are in Tuscaloosa with the 
service. She also mentioned Marcia Hill 
Diamantis' son, born in August. 

Julia Olive Craig Brooke is once again 
pres. of the SB Alumnae Club in Jack- 
sonville. She does this in addition to 
church work and serving on the puppet 
committee of the Jr. League. Husband. 
Richard, is an assistant vice-pres. of the 
Independent Life Insurance Co. They have 
two little red heads, Julie. 3, and 
Rickey, 1V 2 . 

Annie Laurie Lanier Samuels and Har- 
vey are in the throes of building a new 
house in Mansfield, La. Little Bea keeps 
Laurie busy but she still finds time to be 
society editor for the weekly paper. 

Suzanne Brown Henry and Patrick are 
living in Durham while they both continue 
their medical studies at Duke. 

Julia McCullough Shivers and Olin are 
busy in Atlanta with the house they have 
just acquired — a formal garden is one 
project. While Olin takes care of patients, 
Julia fills her hours by trouping with the 
Jr. League's Children's Theater Group, and 
is also organizing a lecture series for the 
Jr. Committee of the Art Ass'n. The 
Shivers have two children, Julia and 
Olin, III. At the time Julia wrote, they 
were planning to visit Ann McCullough 
Floyd and John to see their new son, 
John Clark, III. 

Caroline Sauls is the editor of the news 
sheet for the Atlanta Jr. League this year. 
Besides that, she has found time to do 
some travelling and is taking a course at 
Emory. 

Linda MacPherson Anderson and Sverre 
are back in the south again, this time in 
the Atlanta area. Sverre is now with the 
Air Host Inn near the airport but they live 
in East Point. Sverre Christian Albert was 
born May 5th. 

Texas came through in a big way this 
time so I want to do our Lone Star class- 
mates justice. Camilla Mueller Parker 
graduated from the Univ. of Texas in '58 
majoring in math. She made her debut, 
then worked until her marriage to Bill 
Parker on April 27. 1960, and a European 
honeymoon. The Parkers live in San An- 
tonio where they have built a new house. 
Camilla Beatrice was born March 22, 
1961. so with a small baby and Jr. League 
committments, Camilla fills her hours 
easily. Winifred Winter Cocke wrote from 
the hospital to announce that she and 
Bartlett are the parents of a son. Reagan 
Winter, born Sept. 5th in San Antonio. 
She also mentioned that Lynn Morris is 
head of the Spanish department at St. 
Marvs Hall in San Antonio. 

Sue Rosson Tejml (pro. Tay-mul) wrote 
from Corpus Christi that she graduated 
from the Univ. of Texas in 1958 (cum 
laude. by the way) and married Rice 
graduate. Emil Tejml. After living in 
Calif, for 2 vears in the Navy they returned 
to Corpus Christi where Emil is a chemical 
engineer for Celanese Research Labora- 
tories. The Tejmls have a year old daugh- 
ter. Tamara. Sue somehow has found time 
to teach, receive her Masters and work on 
her doctorate. They often play bridge with 



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Belle Tucker Dudley and Phil, whose 
second son, Phillips Taylor, was born 
Aug. 17th. Whit is almost 5. 

Betty Rae Sivalls Davis and Paul live in 
Midland where Paul is vice-president of 
the First Savings and Loan. Mary Jane is 
2 and Paul, III, one year. B. Rae is the 
treasurer of the Welfare League's "Next- 
to-New Shop." She and Paul manage to 
set away on fishing trips in the spring and 
hunting trips in the fall. 

There are a few notes from San Fran- 
cisco to include. On April 14 Katie Epsen 
became Mrs. Kenneth Millhiser. Ken, a 
native of Richmond, Va., graduated from 
Yale. Adele Scott is an occupational 
therapist at Children's Hospital in S. F. 
and she sees Patty Sykes Treadwell occa- 
sionally. And also from San Francisco 
"ame the announcement from Pat Ashby 
Boesch and Bob of the birth of their son 
Thomas Reese Bowen Boesch on July 5th. 

Some more class babies to announce: 
Lynn Prior Harrington and Stu welcomed 
a daughter, Dana, last summer. Easter 
Sunday was the arrival date of John 
Hudnall Christopher, son of Claire Cannon 
Christopher and Hudnall. And in Sche- 
nectady, N. Y., Sara Gait Pollard and Ed 
became parents of a son, Edward. Ill, on 
December 6. 

The Edward Kuntz household is, as 
always, bustling. Our twins, Lee and 
Martha, were two shortly after Christmas 
and are active charming little girls. Last 
summer I worked on my golf game and 
my fall and winter hours are spent volun- 
teering one morning a week to the Little 
Exchange and serving as asst. chairman of 
placement and a member of the admissions 
comm. for the Jr. League. Eddie and I 
spent a week in August in Michigan and 
a week end in Pittsburgh at a friend's 
wedding in Nov. We ran into Lizora 
Miller Yonts, '59, and Sam at the recep- 
tion. They have been living in Pittsburgh 
since their marriage. We had a gay 
Christmas season and a nice surprise ■ — a 
visit from Eleanor Humphreys Schnabel 
and Hank, who is a Daytonian. They we?e 
spending Christmas with his family. They 
were married June 23 and moved to Madi- 
son, Wis., where he is director of field 
services for the American Ass'n. for State 
and Local History. I should mention too 
that Virginia Eastman Gossage and Tom 
have just bought a lovely home in Oak- 
wood, a suburb of Dayton. Their delight- 
ful child. Laura, is almost four. 

So that's about it from my end of the 
line. I'm penning the column from Sea 
Island, Ga.. where the children and I are 
spending January with Eddie's mother. 
It's a pleasant change from the winter 
weather in Ohio. Thank you all for your 
kind words and marvelous letters. I have 
loved being your secretarv over the last 
five years, and the job has been much 
easier because of your cooperation and 
encouragement. 

Can you believe that in just a few 
months we'll all be together again at Sweet 
Briar, celebrating our 5th reunion? So 
start making your plans now and no 
excuses! We want a big turn-out. And 
please don't ignore Mary Taylor Swings' 
nice letter requesting our Alumnae Fund 
contribution. Let's make our class top in 
contributions. See you all in June! 



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Ann Young 
517 Rose Lane 
Haverford, Pa. 



Exactly 50 cards were returned. If you 
have not been hearing from me, let me 
know your address pronto. Also, please 
remember to sign your full name, (first, 
maiden, and last). Saves me so much 
time. 

Working by states and starting with 
Mass. (Doesn't everyone?) Catherine 
Brownlee Smeltzer writes that thev are 
stationed at Ft. Devens, where Mike is 
serving a tour as a Captain in the Judge. 
Advocate General Corps. Catherine is 
working in a Bio-Chem. lab nearby. Ann 
Eagles Carrell and Bill spent Christmas in 
Louisville. They are enjoying northern liv- 
ing and finding the Academy challenging. 

Margaret Cook has been in Cambridge 
since Sept. working at Radcliffe. She took 
a five week trip out west last summer. 
Debby Dunning New is working in the 
library at the Boston Museum of Fine 
Arts in Boston while her husband. Charles, 
is finishing a Ph. D. in Am. History at 
Harvard. Susan Hight sent us a new ad- 
dress so we know she's in Boston but 
nothing further. Montie Barker Fiske had 
a little boy, John Noble, Jr., on Dec. 10th. 

From Conn. Patsy Bulkley O'Brien 
writes that husband, Dave, is still working 
for First Nat'l. City Bank in N. Y. C. 

New York — Jini Jones Dyer and hus- 
band spent 10 days in Fla. over the holi- 
days. Debbie von Reischach Swan and 
husband have just moved into a garden 
apt. in Stamford, Conn, (fooled by post 
mark) . In Feb. they sail on a delayed 
honeymoon for Nassau. Virginia Ramsey 
Easton has another little girl, Wynne 
Ramsey, Oct. 24. They are planning a trip 
to Lauderdale in March. 

N. Y. C. — Kathy Tyler has announced 
her enaagement to an Englishman: Dr. 
John Sheldon. She met him there the 
summer before our senior year. The wed- 
ding will probably be in Sept. and soon 
thereafter we'll have a place to perch when 
we fly across the sea. Connie Fitzgerald 
Lanae and family moved into a new house 
over New Year's week end. 

Betsy Colwill keeps getting raises at 
Time, Inc., Book Division and tearing 
around the country for them. Took a 2 
weeks' vacation in Fla. and parts farther 
south in Jan. Cookie Cooke's schedule 
is certainly busy musically. She's working 
part time, has a voice scholarship at 
rhatham Music School, studying acting, 
singing with the Blue Hill Troupe. Ltd.. 
and available for solo jobs that pay! 

New Jersey — Erna Arnold Westwig and 
husband have been spending lots of time 
on the ski slopes. They saw Mary Boyd 
Davis and Polly Taggard who were up 
for the Princeton-Cornell game. 

Penna. — Lizora Miller Yonc and 
husband spent Christmas in Richmond. 
They leave the end of Feb. for 3 weeks in 
Europe which included skiing in Switzer- 
land and a week in Vienna. Kathy Mather 
Bulgin still drilling French into heads of 
Main Line students at Radnor. Marge 
McCollum Tillman and Fred spent Christ- 
mas in Oklahoma. Rachel Bok Kise writes 
that no present news is comparable to 



last year in Venezuela. I shall begin 
working for the Phila. Orchestra beginning 
in June, in the office, not on stage. So 
rest assured, it's still the world's best 
orchestra! 

Maryland — Judy Franklin Campbell 
writes that their first girl and second child, 
Mary Marshall, was born Jan. 3rd. Judy 
Watts continues to enjoy her work at 
Johns Hopkins and is enjoying Baltimore. 
Penny Fisher Crowell announces the birth 
of Clinton Fisher on Dec. 26. Judy Nevins 
LeHardy writes that husband. Ward, is 
now in a "safe" place in Saigon, no longer 
advising a battalion. 

Virginia ■ — Mary Boyd Davis writes 
that they had Christmas dinner with Ann 
Pegram Lyle. Ann's husband, Joe, cooked 
the goose. Susan Timberlake Thomas and 
Cal have a new addition. Susan Marshall, 
born Oct. 6. Cal loves practicing in Staun- 
ton. Dottie Moore Lawson writes that they 
just moved to a house in Oakton. 

Susan Taylor Montague writes that 
Courtney Gibson and Fleming Parker 
Rutledge are Godmothers to her daughter. 
Susan Ashley. She writes also that Cookie 
Payne Hudgins had a little girl, Sarah, 
born in Dec. Tricia Coxe Ware had a boy, 
Marshall Taylor, Jr.. on Oct. 28. Tabb 
Thornton Farinholt and Blair are moving 
to Gloucester for the summer rather than 
going to camp. In spite of new duties of 
motherhood. Tabb is teaching .2 hrs. a 
day at Collegiate. 

Fleming Parker Rutledge filled her 
card with news from just about every- 
where. She went to Louisville in Sept. to 
attend her godchild's christening. The 
child. Cary Brown, is the newest offspring 
in Alice Cary Farmer Brown's household. 
Alice Cary and Lee are nicely settled in a 
house in suburban Paris where they will 
remain for 3 yrs. Fleming's principal 
activities are concerned with work in > 
Christian Ed. at her Episcopal church, 
being the co-editor of the Public Library 
Newsletter, and giving lectures and taking 
tours for the Historic Richmond Founda- 
tion. 

West Virginia — Sally Bertelsen Ma- 
guire added a new addition to the family 
on Oct. 4th, whose name is Mark Norman. 

North Carolina — Jane Duncan King, 
husband, and two children are living in 
Mount Airy. Barbara Kelly Tate writes 
that they will be in the Army (now at 
Ft. Bragg) until March 1964. Teddy is 
putting his law degree to good use for 
Uncle Sam. Susan Glass Pitkethley writes 
that David will start his residency in 
neurosurgery in Sept. In another year 
they will go to Walter Reed for 4 years 
which is just what they've always wanted. 

Ginny Robinson Bolt's card states that 
they've moved into a house with tremen- 
dous rooms and lots of re-doing to be 
done. They spent Christmas in Penn. but 
were back in time for Ginny to handle the 
S. B. C. luncheon. Cecil Martin Pearsall 
received her master's degree in education 
( history and art ) at N. C. in Aug. She 
had an art exhibit in Nov. at the Jackson- 
ville Florida Art Museum. Husband, Mack, 
is in last year of law school at Carolina. 
While on a trip to Europe last summer J 
they ran into Mr. Carrot who gave them I 
lots of advice on art museums. 



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Alumnae Magaziiw 



Betsy Smith White (fund agent I has a 
little girl, Elizabeth Denny, born Oct. 
30th. Betsy wished to relay to the class 
the fact that her request for funds has not 
been greeted with the enthusiasm she 
had hoped for — particularly after our 
big flop last year. Do send your check 
in today and give the class a boost. 

Georgia — Sally Beattie Sinkler saw 
Isa Mary Lowe Ziegler and Al on their 
way back to San Francisco. Betsy Braivner 
Pittman had a son. Frank, IV, born Oct. 
6. They spent Christmas at Hildton Head 
Island, S. C, with Betsy's family. Polly 
Space Dunn is busy house hunting. She 
is also doing volunteer work on psychiatric 
ward of hospital. 

Alabama — Houston Andrews Kilby and 
George were in N. Y. last fall and saw 
Margo Lawrence Binder and her husband. 
Brooks. Margo lives in the city and has 
a little daughter, Laura. 

Mid-west — Gay Hart Gaines seems 
quite happy to report that they are moving 
back to the East. Stanley has been trans- 
ferred to N. Y. C. They are hoping to find 
a house in the Stamford. New Canaan 
area in Conn, and until they do will be 
staying with Gay's parents. Gay has been 
doing volunteer work in the O. B. section 
of a hospital in Newark. 

Linda Knickerbocker Ford reports that 
life is busy due to 10 mo. old Kathy. 
They are hoping to spend 2 weeks in Fla. 
in February. Pat Davis Sutker had a little 
girl, Cindy Ann, Jan. 4th. They are in 
Chicago and love it. Ginny Noyes Mar- 
chant writes that her husband, Tom, was 
made foreign manager of his company and 
they are both planning to go to Scandi- 
navia and W. Europe in the spring in this 
"official capacity." Elaine Allison Hill 
had 11 relatives for 3 days over the Christ- 
mas holidays who left % hr. before Christ- 
mas dinner due to an approaching snow 
storm. 

Far west — Jana Bekins Anderson 
reports that Seattle is back to normal after 
the fair. Graham and Jana are going 
skiing in Europe for the month of March. 
Liz Meyerink Lord had a little girl, 
Kathryn Watkins. in July. Happy Jordan 
Fitzgerald writes that Jimmy is with the 
bank out there but they do miss the 
southland. 

Texas — Ginny Nassib Collett had a 
little girl. Elizabeth Ashley, Jan. 1. Ann 
Bush Dunlap was in N. Y. for Carol Hall's 
wedding. Returned to Austin to give and 
take final exams. 

That's it for now. Thank you for bearing 
with my mistakes. 

/f "I I ine Hatcher 

\\ I Wake Forest Apts. 1H 

W - 1 - Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Let me begin with a plea from Bee. 
Please give, alumnae, and generously. 
. . . Isn't Bee's news thrilling! She and 
Brad Thayer will be married June 8. 
The engagement party was like a Sweet 
Briar reunion of friends in New York — 
such as Jeanne Bounds, still with IBM: 
Sheila Haskell, recently promoted to asso- 
ciate buyer of hosiery for Lord and Tay- 
lor: Susan Cone, an editorial research as- 



sistant at the Division of Human Ecology 
of the N. Y. Hospital, Cornell Medical 
Center; Mary Denny Scott Reid — wife. 
League worker, and student at the N. Y. 
School of Design one nisht a week: 
Stuart Bohannon, back in New York after 
spending the fall in Charlotte: Anne 
Gregg and Mollie Haskell, "news wanted." 

Newly wed are Janet Cook, Mrs. David 
Garrett Stephens since Jan., and Katie 
Groat, whose married name I do not know. 
(My informant Marty Tucker Stover, who 
attended the fall wedding, forgot to include 
that.) Janet is continuing work with 
NASA in Yorktown but has dropped 
graduate work. 

Now to the west coast. Teaching men- 
tally retarded children still fascinates and 
demands much of Fran Brackenridge. 
But she finds time to take special educa- 
tion course 3 nights a week, and she will 
get her M. A. in August. Then she envi- 
sions a trip of undetermined length (!) 
to Europe and the British Isles, to be 
preceded by a visit with friends in New 
York. Chloe Lansdale is working with 
good cheer in Coronado. Calif., in spite 
of the disappointment of not being sent 
bv the Navy with David to the Philippines. 
Polly Chapman Herring also had a few 
suggestions for the Naw when they 
snatched her husband Fred away to the 
Cuban wars; but now he is in Norfolk 
again, thriving on Polly's burned salami 
sandwiches. Polly has forsaken teaching 
to concentrate on homemaking. 

Skip over to Sweet Briar now. When 
Suzanne Taylor Gouyer is not taking care 
of Physics 1-2 labs, she is tending to hus- 
band, home, and daughter Rebekkah, 
whom we should all remember! When 
she isn't conducting a biology lab, Louise 
Cobb might be doing anything — making 
nlans to begin Duke's MAT program in 
June, for example. 

Follow-ups on some x '61'ers. Betty 
Pease Hopkins: has a little Elizabeth and 
a little Phil (2V 2 and 15 mos.1 — in 
Charlottesville now while Phil attends the 
School of Commerce. Linda Lewis: gradu- 
ated from — the University of Texas of 
course — summer school in Hawaii ■ — 
next summer in Europe — the next year, 
debuting — and at present working to- 
wards an M. A. in Enelish. Margaret 
( Sister) McCall : loves New Orleans — 
Masters from Tulane — clinical social 
worker in V. A. Hospital now. Sally 
Hamilton Staub: son Richard christened 
during Christmas in Short Hills, Dick's 
home, by Joyce Cooper's C60) father. 
Mary Gellerson Adams: took a secretarial 
course at Bryant and Stratton in Boston 
after leaving S. B. — worked with a 
brokerage firm and planned to get her 
own license but was pleasantly interrupted 
by marriage to a handsome Yale — living 
in a restored home near Charlottesville. 
"The Ordinary." for the next 3 yrs. while 
Thatcher attends law school. Louisa Wil- 
liams: became Mrs. Edward Wadsworth 
Dec. 21. Mary Collett: married Albert F. 
Polks, Jr. in Aug. '62 — home. Columbus. 
Ohio. Domi Latlrrop: living in Birming- 
ham and finishing college at Birmingham 
Southern — spent part of Christmas vaca- 
tion with Robin Wawro skiing in Ver- 
mont. Zannie Carr Brown: mother of two, 



Gerry, 3, and Elizabeth, 8 months — in 
Richmond where Bo is with the Southern 
Bank and Trust Co. Linda Evans Walcott: 
finished at the University of Ga. and now 
a Navy wife — in Athens. Ga. now but 
overseas duty coming up in May. Deeda 
Hill Bradford : had a special gift last 
Christmas Eve. Reed. Jr - - Reed. Sr. 
now with J. C. Penney in N. Y. Nancy 
Coppedge Lynn: now has a 7 mo. old 
son to be proud of in addition to husband. 
Gerry, who is practicing dentistry with 
his father in Atlanta. Betsy Marble Hart- 
well: married Richard Ely Hartwell in 
1960 and had Richard Alexander in Au". 
'62 — home, Brookline, Mass. 

How are these for exciting jobs! Judy 
Rohrer has flexible plans. In January 
she will either return to Florence, work 
in Pittsburgh, get married, or both! Faith 
Bullis. as a math teacher at the Washing- 
ton School of the Ballet, has the enviable 
fringe benefit of watching the Bolshoi 
and the American Ballet rehearse daily. 
Appeals to me. The next time you watch 
"Bell Telephone Hour" or "The Price is 
Right" be proud to know that the shows 
would not go on were it not for Linda 
McArthur. She is working for NBC, for 
the unit managers of these programs. 
(Exactly what this means, I don't know.) 
Barbara Beury, editor of "Travel West 
Virginia," does just that ■ — covering festi- 
vals and visiting the Alpine State Parks 
(skiing!), which sounds good to me. 

You bump into Sweet Briar friends or 
connections everywhere, even in the emer- 
gency room of a hospital according to 
Margaret Storey. Still doing computer 
programming at the Trust Co. of Ga., she 
is equally enthusiastic about her night 
League volunteer work at Grady Hospital. 
She sees Lucy Thrasher Bryant's (x'61 — 
Macon, Ga.) husband, Tom, and Isabel 
Ware's ('60) brother, Latane, frequently: 
and she has met many "interesting" 
people. 

Now swiftly to New England. Mary 
McKenzie, with the statistics department 
of the Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Co., reports great satisfaction with her 
job and Hartford; and Sara Finnegan took 
advantage of a teacher's holiday to visit 
in Boston over Christmas. Maybe she saw 
Penny Stanton, who is teaching there 
again (unless Penny was on the ski slopes 
as she hoped to be). 

". . . and now they are three." The 
Carters ■ — Dr. Marty and Jill Babson — 
reached the magic number Oct. 13 when 
Anna Helma was born in Rochester. Two 
days later, in Charlottesville, Bruce Huyler 
arrived, making the Bruce Rineharts (Mary 
Cosby) three and happy. And less than 
two weeks later. Ted and Sally Mathiason 
Prince, in Washington, became the proud 
parents of Sally Jackson (Jackie). The 
Yeagers (Frank and Kay Prothro) became 
a family last spring with the addition of 
Kathryn Elizabeth; and now that they are 
settled, after 4 moves in one year in the 
Boulder area, they are planning skiing 
trips galore. Makes me green! 

Again, thank you for the wonderful 
response. Next time let's try to make it 
and our alumnae contributions nearer to 
100%. 



M \I!CH 1%3 



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Betsy Pearson Griffin 
(Mrs. Fred) 
2418 Steel, Apt. 4 
Houston 6, Texas 



The members of the Class of '62 are 
starting 1963 as wives, mothers, prospec- 
tive brides, career girls, graduate students, 
or. frankly, as loafers. 

Mig Garrity married Dickson Stun on 
July 21, at the Naval Academy. They are 
now in San Diego where he is instructing 
in computer courses and Mig is substitute 
teaching in elementary school. Lulie Dur- 
ham Purvis writes she is happily situated 
on Grosvenor Street in London. We hope 
to hear a first-hand report on the fog 
conditions next time. After their August 
wedding in Grand Rapids, Mary Steketee 
and Jerry MacDonald settled in Erie. Pa.. 
where Jerry has a job with G. E. Betsy 
Cate Pringle is keeping a small house in 
McLean. Va., and teaching kindergarten 
i\i Washington. Betsy and Johnny were 
of course present at Eve Pringle's marriage 
to Bill Boyd, who is now in law school in 
S. C. Allison Moore married Tom Garrott 
and they have moved to Memphis to live. 

Cary Lamond Dillon is on her way to 
Brazil where her husband Pat (since Nov. 
10) is an attache in the American Em- 
bassy. They will be there for three years. 
Jocelyn Palmer and Tom Connors, who 
were married in June, are in the process 
of moving from Twenty-nine Palms, Cal.. 
to Charlotte where Tom will be a banker. 
Barbie Ross, who was just married to 
David Goode, will join Jocelyn and Tom in 
Charlotte after honeymooning in the Ba- 
hamas. Alice Allen also recently joined 
the marriage ranks. Her husband, Ross 
Smyth, is at Duke in law school. Peggy 
Mundy returned from tripping in Europe 
with Dru McEachern to marry Richard 
Mosby in December. Kay Dienst, after 
her marriage to David Heinsma and a 
honeymoon in Europe, is among those rep- 
resenting the class of '62 in Charlottesville. 
Also in Charlottesville is Macon Winfree 
who married Bob Hilton in November. 
Nancy Powell French writes she is busy 
working for the General Manager of Farm- 
ington Country Club, playing the organ 
for Christ Episcopal Church, as well as 
working for the SBC alumnae. Patsy 
Cox, a September bride of Skip Kendall, 
spent the fall in Candlewood Lake. Conn., 
but is now at 21 Fairbanks, Brookline. 
Mass. Skip was transferred to Boston 
from Hartford. Adele Vogel Harrell is 
working for the juvenile court in Winston- 
Salem. I hear she thinks it's worse than 
Judic. Kitty Carter Smith (husband J. J.) 
is at Ft. Eustis. Va., after a wedding trip 
across the country. 

Despite Margaret Meade's contempt for 
those who feel themselves qualified to pro- 
duce replicas of themselves and their 
spouses, many of us are in the process of 
so doing. Leslie Heve Quarrier and Sid, 
after tripping to Alaska in their Saab, 
have set up house outside of Hartford and 
are waiting for their firstborn, due in July. 
Their in-laws, Molly Campbell Quarrier 
and Archie, will beat them by a month 
as they are expecting in June. Molly and 
Archie are in Missoula. Montana, where 
both are going to school. Anne Parker 
Schmalz. working for the (lit/ of New 



Haven on a census report, expects to add 
to it in July. 

For the information of those expecting, 
here are some of the people who can give 
you good advice. Freeman Jelks (Laura 
Connerat) writes that Freeman, III, is a 
marvelous baby and Laura is serving as 
president of the Sweet Briar Club in Sa- 
vannah. Ann Dunlap Youmans. living in 
Milton, Florida, writes she is proud of 
her new son, George Estus, Jr., born Oc- 
tober 14. He already has a playmate. 
Barbara Kathleen, the eight month old 
daughter of Barbara Sublet! Gutherv who 
lives next door. Betsy Shure Gross' hus- 
band. Gary, is in medical school. She is 
attending Southern Connecticut College 
and taking care of her daughter. Elizabeth. 
I hear Bickie Bailey Fiorini has her second, 
Pierre Michael. She and her husband are 
now living in Coral Gables. Virginia 
Ready McKeel's expected was a boy who 
will spend his first few vears in Char- 
lottesville. Louise Henry Fox and Doug 
gave Melinda a sister. Ellen, born in 
October. Doug and Louise are living in 
Charleston, West Virginia, where Doug is 
with Bache and Co. Reports from Mav 
Layne Shine Gregg say all is well with 
Robert Clark. Jr. Bob will finish Episcopal 
Theological Seminary in June. Mena Rose 
McMillan is expecting her second in the 
spring. She has a two year old son. 

These girls are planning the big step. 
I wonder how long it will take them to 
catch up? Chris Christie, singing in a 
church choir in New York, plans to marry 
George Cruger in April. Mary Jane 
Schroder announced her wedding plans 
for next June. She and Loren Oliver plan 
to honeymoon in Europe before returning 
to Sweet Briar in the fall of '63. By the 
time this gets to print, Nina Harrison will 
be Mrs. Curt Scribner. After their mar- 
riage January 26 she and Curt will be in 
Charlottesville for his last semester in 
Business School. Fontaine Hutter and 
George Hettrick's engagement was pre- 
maturely announced one week early by 
an over-enthusiastic uncle in the Roanoke 
paper. Word arrives from Cincinnati that 
Nancy Duncan and Freeman Robinson 
have recently become engaged. Freeman 
graduated from Va. Business School last 
year. From the same city also came word 
that Ann Ritchey will marry Dickie 
Baruch of Philadelphia on April 20. We 
wonder if the famed designer of her May 
Day Election outfit, Lana Lobell. will 
create her wedding ensemble also? 

Perhaps some of our career girls will 
comment on the preparation provided by a 
woman's liberal arts college for participa- 
tion in the business world. Mary Sturr is 
in San Francisco working in the Wells 
Fargo Bank. On the opposite coast. Janie 
Aldrich is enjoying very much her job in 
the anthropology department of the Am. 
Museum of Natural History. She is also 
taking courses in education at N. Y. TJ. 
Ginger Borah, Peggy Johnson, and Ila 
Lane are sharing an apartment with Chris 
Christie in New York. Ginger and 
Peggy are preparing to take over the 
decorator's field at the N. Y. School 
of Interior Design. Ha is working 
for her MAT at Columbia. May Belle 
Scott and Ray Henley plan to go to N. Y. 
early this vear. If anyone knows of a 



stray job write them immediately. Mary 
Hannah is majoring in secretarial arts at 
Katherine Gibbs and is minoring in Junior 
League volunteer work and Sunday School 
teaching. Ann Dillabough, also in N. Y., 
is working for the Oxford Press. Also in 
the literary world is Ann Houghton who 
is working for National Geographic in 
Washington. All we've heard about Eliza- 
beth Frazier and Lynn Hoffman is that 
they are in Georgetown. Hope to hear from 
them next time as to what their occupa- 
tions are. Alice Warner is working for a 
Wilmington bank. 

Nancy Lord is teaching eighth grade in 
California. She has made one trip east and 
may be planning another soon. Also teach- 
ing is Anne-Bruce Boxley who loves St. 
Agnes in Alexandria. Ex-roommate Peg 
Pulis is very happy in the biology depart- 
ment at Westtown and working harder 
than she had anticipated. Parry Ellis is 
teaching New Jerseyites and Julia Shields 
was working in the Alumni Office of Epis- 
copal High School. This month she plans 
to return to studentship herself. Fran 
Early is administering at Harvard (Place- 
ment Office) and writes that she loves it. 
After loafing for a year, Nancy Hudler 
has finally decided to put her talents to 
work for — dear old SBC. She will travel 
and interview for the Admissions Office, 
beginning next summer. Mina Walker 
won't be traveling for SBC but she is ar- 
ranging vacations for many students as 
part of her job with the travel bureau in 
Lynchburg. 

Mimi Lusk writes she is struggling with 
the problem of applying Modern European 
History to the Retail Training Program at 
Kaufman's Department Store in Pitts- 
burgh. Francis Wright is benefiting from 
the good taste of Douglas Dockerv who 
is working in Memphis. Elizabeth Farmer 
says Louisville is great; especially for one 
working at the Art Library of the Uni- 
versity of Louisville. At the same time 
she is taking a course in Modern Archi- 
tecture. Kim Patmore happily reports a 
new ski slope only fifteen minutes from 
her home. She has been working with a 
management consultant firm but plans to 
go to graduate business school at Western 
Reserve LTniversity in February. No details 
but I hear Janie Roulston loves working 
in Germany. According to a recent na- 
tional magazine article. Penny Powell has 
the perfect job as a grader at Harvard 
Business School. Her roommate, Judy 
Hartyvell, is in the publicity department of 
General Radio. The third roommate. Fran 
Oliver, has added a space helmet to her 
hat collection. She is programming for 
missiles re-entering the atmosphere at the 
Lincoln Labs. Another scientist, Page 
Nelson, is working on comnuter programs 
at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Labora- 
tories. Those who yvould like a few hints 
about how to land a job are Lydia Tay- 
lor, Tish Sanders, and Gloria Mederer. 
All three traveled in Europe this summer. 
Perhaps this may have something to do 
yvith their procrastination. 

For those thinking of returning to school 
(for security?) the girls there seem to be 
working ayvfully hard. Martha Baum is 
planning to go to Harvard for a MAT in 
February. Linda Emory started workin 



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Alumnae Magazine 



on her's at Duke last June. Suzie Rus- 
misel, our much honored summa cum, 
wrote she is "gungho about everything and 
everyone at Yale." Reyhan, I hear, is at 
North Carolina State where she has an 
assistantship and is also studying. Marcia 
Armstrong also has an assistantship at the 
Univ. of 111. where she is working on a 
Master's in Math. Louise (Weezie) Russell 
will finish her last year at R. I. School of 
Design in June. Word also comes that 
Carol Worboys is taking graduate courses 
at Syracuse. Patsy Carney is doing the 
same at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Her field 
is speech and therapy. Ann Percy is coping 



with \ankee winters and roommates while 
studying art history at Penn State. 

Many thanks to all of you for your 
wonderful response to my cards. I am 
working for my M. A. in history at Rice 
University, but it is extremely difficult to 
be a single-minded student while keeping 
house, making a stab at wifehood, and 
keeping in touch with Houston friends. 
The baby Buzzy and I are looking for in 
June is definitely competing with my "in- 
tellectual enthusiasm." Ann Allen has 
done as much work as I in writing this 
column and we thank her very much. She 
is attending secretarial school in the morn- 



ings and working for a travel agency in 
the afternoons. The agency recently sent 
her on an 8-day trip to Miami Beach and 
Jamaica. She claims that "Cowtown" is 
boring and would much rather be travel- 
ing, but I can see no diminishing in her 
usual social pace — Houston can be fun. 
Mary Jane Schroder, one of the lucky 
few of us who can look forward to more 
years at SBC, but not as a student, has 
written in a long, thoughtful letter a con- 
clusion I want to pass on to you. "We go 
on with eyes wide in expectation of what 
the future holds, filing those four years 
among our loveliest memories." 



SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

OFFICIAL BALLOT 

In accordance with the constitution of the Alumnae Association, the Executive Board has 
selected for your consideration a candidate for the Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar Col- 
lege. The name of this candidate was published in the February 1963 Newsletter 
issue of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine. It was the privilege of members to add 
names to the proposed slate, under conditions set forth in the constitution and named 
in printed notice, by March 7, 1963. Since no names were sent to the office of the Executive 
Secretary by that date, this ballot is presented. 

Please mark and sign the ballot on the reverse side and return it to the Alumnae Office 
before April 25, 1963. Members of the Alumnae Association consist of any former Sweet 
Briar students. 



FOR ALUMNA MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF OVERSEERS 

Nida Tomlin, '40 (Mrs. Robert C. Watts, Jr.) 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Member of the Executive Board, 1960-62; National Bulb Project Chairman, 1960-62; 
former local bulb chairman; area chairman for 50th Anniversary Fund, 1953-56; 
former president, Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of Lynchburg; vice president, Junior 
League, 1954; United Fund drive; church; American Cancer Society; Lynchburg 
Arts Center; vice president. Alliance Francaise chapter: member Garden Club 
of Virginia. 



Children: Robert C, III; Helen; Mary. 



REUNION 1963 
June 2-4 






"Oh, look up here and see us, 
And wish that you could be us, 

Sitting on 




THE GOLDEN STAIRS 



Special Reunion Classes: 1913, 1918, 1923, 1928 

1933, 1938, 1943, 1948 

1953, 1958 

All Alumnae Welcome! 



ALUMNAE COLLEGE: 'The Individual and Society in a Changing World' 



Sweet Briar Alumnae Association 
Official Ballot 

I | I vote for the candidate named for alumna member of the Board of Overseers. 

Name 

Class 



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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 



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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Volume XXXII, No. 5 



Sweet Briar College. Sweet Briar, Virginia 



May, 1963 



Newman Succeeds Boushall 
As Chairman of Board 

Faculty salary increases, a faculty home- 
loan plan, location of the college's proposed 
Memorial chapel, and the election of J. 
Wilson Newman, New York business execu- 
tive, as chairman of the Sweet Briar College 
Boards of Directors and Overseers were voted 
at the board meeting on Saturday, Apr. 27. 
Salary increases, partially based on merit 
and years of service on the Sweet Briar facul- 
ty, will amount to at least 10% for all full- 
time faculty members. 

The Board approved a home-loan plan, 
as an aid to full-time faculty members on 
permanent tenure who wish to build homes. 
They may borrow from the college up to 
85% of the cost of construction with a 
25-year loan at 41/ 2 %. 

Location of the proposed chapel at the 
edge of the east dell, between Randolph and 
Grammer, and a new perimeter road to en- 
circle the main campus buildings was assured 
through Board acceptance of these two as- 
pects of the campus master-plan submitted 
by Taylor, Lieberfeld, & Heldman, New 
York planning consultants. Funds for the 
| chapel are in hand and construction will be- 
gin after plans have been completed and 
j approved. 

Mr. Newman, chief executive officer and 
i board chairman of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., 
i has been a member of the Sweet Briar Board 
!of Overseers since I960. As chairman, he 
i succeeds Thomas C. Boushall, Richmond 
' banker, who has retired. 

Announcement of Mr. Newman's election 
was made at the close of a luncheon in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. Boushall after the Board 
! meeting. Tributes to Mr. Boushall's serv- 
ices to the college during the past 14 years 

(Continued on page 3, col. 2) 



SYMPOSIUM REPORT 

An illustrated report of an outstand- 
ing event of the year, the Symposium 
on Religion and the Arts, March 7-10, 
is available on request to the Public 
Relations Office, Box 249, Sweet Briar. 



Commencement Speakers Announced 

Fathers of two members of the graduating class will be the principal 
speakers during commencement weekend at Sweet Briar this June. 



The Rev. William W. Yardley. rector of 
Chatham Hall, Chatham, Va., will preach the 
Baccalaureate sermon Sunday morning, June 
2, at 11 o'clock, and Vincent S. Jones, execu- 
tive editor of the Gannett Newspapers, Roch- 
ester, N. Y., will be the speaker at the grad- 
uation exercises at 10 o'clock the next morn- 
ing, June 3. 

Their daughters, Jane Yardley and Suzanne 
Jones, are among the 119 candidates for the 
bachelor of arts degree in Sweet Briar's 
fifty-fourth graduating class, the largest in 
the history of the college. Mrs. Jones, the 
former Nancy Parsons, is a Sweet Briar 
graduate. 

The Rev. Louis A. Haskell, rector of 
Grace and Holy Trinity Church, Richmond, 
will pronounce the invocation and benedic- 
tion at the Parents' supper. His second 
daughter, Katherine, is in the graduating 
class. Mrs. Haskell, the former Sarah Bright 
Gracey, and an older daughter, Judith, are 
Sweet Briar graduates. 

The Rev. Mr. Yardley, rector of Chatham 
Hall since 1949, was ordained in the Epis- 
copal ministry in 1955. Both his father and 
his grandfather were Episcopal clergymen, 
each having entered the ministry in middle 
life. Following his 
graduation from 
Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity, Mr. Yardley 
taught in a number 
of private schools 
in the east and was 
headmaster of Tux- 
edo Park School, 
Tuxedo Park, N.Y., 
from 1943 until he 
went to Chatham. 
I He holds a master 
of education degree 
from Harvard and 
has also studied at the University of Penn- 
sylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. 
An authority on the writings of Anthony 
Trollope, Mr. Yardley has one of the finest 
private collections on Trollope in this coun- 
try. Last December he gave a lecture on Trol- 
lope at Sweet Briar and some of his books, 
letters, pictures, and other items were on 
exhibit in the library. 





Mr. Jones, a former president of the As- 
sociated Press Managing Editors, has been 
a newspaperman for 
more than 30 years. 
After his graduation 
from Hamilton Col- 
lege and a year of 
further study at 
Harvard, he served 
on the Utica, N.Y., 
newspapers from 
1930 to 1950, as re- 
porter, city editor, 
managing editor, 
and executive editor. 
He then joined 
the Gannett News- 
papers as director of the news and editorial 
office, and since 1955 he has been executive 
editor of the group of 15 newspapers. 

In I960, Mr. Jones helped to conduct the 
first Asian Seminar of the International Press 
Institute in New Delhi, India. He has serv- 
ed on many photo-contest juries, including 
five times for the Pulitzer Prize. A former 
president of the New York State Associated 
Press Association, Mr. Jones received the 
Sprague Award of the National Press Photog- 
raphers Association in 1954. 

Mr. Jones is on the boards of the Roches- 
ter Civic Music Association, the Genesee 
Hospital, and Monroe Community College. 
He is also a trustee of Hamilton College. 

Events on the Commencement weekend 
program include the President's garden party 
Saturday afternoon, June 1; Vesper service 
in the West Dell at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, con- 
ducted by the Rev. Frank McClain, college 
chaplain; a college supper for seniors and 
their parents at 7 o'clock that night, fol- 
lowed by Lantern Night ceremonies at 9:30. 

"The Individual and Society in a Chang- 
ing World" is the topic for this year's Alum- 
nae College, starting Monday night, June 3, 
and continuing most of Tuesday. The an- 
nual meeting of the Alumnae Association, 
followed by faculty open-houses and the 
alumnae dinner, will also take place Monday; 
President Pannell's luncheon in the Boxwood 
Gardens and class picnics are scheduled for 
Tuesday. 



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May, 1963 




35. von Briesen photo 

Variations on a Showboat theme, in decorations, 
music, and entertainment, were featured during 
May Day weekend. Blonde Betsy Flanders, of Car- 
rollton, Ga., was crowned as the 57th May Queen 
on Saturday afternoon, May 4, by the brunette 
Crown Bearer, Virginia Cates, of Atlanta. Sopho- 
mores, under the chairmanship of Mary Kinlaw Lee, 
Richmond, directed the weekend program, which 
included class parties Friday night; the coronation 
ceremony, President Pannell's garden reception, a 
concert by The Lettermen, a festive dinner, and the 
May Day dance on Saturday; and a picnic lunch, 
the Dismay Court and the Tau Phi-Chung Mung 
softball game on Sunday. 



Three Win Summer Grants 

Special grants for summer studies in phy- 
sics and chemistry have been won by a stu- 
dent and two faculty members. 

Joann Soderquist, South Euclid, O., a jun- 
ior physics major, has a scholarship to at- 
tend the Summer Institute in Space Physics at 
Columbia University, July 2 to August 10. 
Only two girls were accepted this year. 

Forty scholarships, awarded on the basis 
of a national competition, include tuition, 
travel expenses to New York, and a field trip 
to national centers of space research at 
Huntsville, Ala., Cape Canaveral, Fla., and 
Greenbelt, Md. 

Joann is the new vice-president of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, of which she 
has been treasurer this year. She has been 
on the Dean's List and the Freshman Honor 
List, and she won a Freshman Science 
Achievement Award. She is a graduate of 
Brush High School, Lindhurst, O. 

A National Science Foundation grant to 
attend the eight-weeks Summer Institute in 
Physics at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nu- 
clear Physics has been awarded to Lentz C. 
DeVol, associate professor of physics. He 
has held three similar grants for summer 
work. 

Dr. Barbara Blair has an NSF grant to 
attend the Summer Institute for College 
Chemistry Teachers at the University of 
North Carolina, June 10-July 19. Assistant 
professor of chemistry, she has recently been 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Agnes Scott. 



Connie Guion Building 

Dedicated in New York 

An event of unusual significance and spe- 
cial interest to Sweet Briar College took 
place in New York on Wednesday, May 8, 
when the Doctor Connie Guion Building of 
the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical 
Center was dedicated. John Hay Whitney 
presided at the dedication program, for 
which the principal speaker was Laurence S. 
Rockefeller. 

Since 1950, Dr. Guion has been a member 
of Sweet Briar's governing board, serving 
for eight years as chairman of its develop- 
ment committee. 

Dr. Guion's association with Sweet Briar 
began in 1908 when she came to teach chem- 
istry. She founded the Book Shop and 
served as its first chairman, and she was 
the official coach, or director, of the dra- 
matic clubs. She resigned in 1913, to enter 
Cornell Medical College. 

Graduating at the top of her class in 1917, 
she began her practice in New York and she 
has been associated with the New York Hos- 
pital-Cornell Medical Center as physician 
and teacher for 44 years. From 1932 until 
1951 she was chief of the general medical 
clinic and since 1947 she has been chair- 
man of the out-patient department commit- 
tee. The first woman doctor to have been 
named Professor of Clinical Medicine, she 
is still actively engaged in her profession. 

According to one of her colleagues, "Dr. 
Guion has done more than any other individ- 
ual to raise the standard of hospital medicine 
for ambulant patients to the level of that 
given bed patients." 

A former president of the Cornell Medical 
College Alumni Association, Dr. Guion be- 
came the first woman to receive its Award 
of Distinction in 1951. She holds honorary 
degrees from Wellesley College, her alma 
mater, from the Women's Medical College 
of Pennsylvania, and Queens College, Char- 
lotte. She received the Elizabeth Blackwell 
citation of the New York Infirmary in 1949 
and was named 'Medical Woman of the 
Year' in 1954 by the American Medical 
Women's Association. 

In addition to her teaching and practice, 
Dr. Guion has served on the industrial coun- 
cil of the New York State Department of 
Labor, she is a member of an advisory com- 
mittee for the Girl Scouts, she has been pres- 
ident since 1940 of the John and Marie Zim- 
mermann Fund, and since 1950 a vice pres- 
ident of the Joseph Collins Foundation, 
which provides scholarships for medical stu- 
dents throughout the country. 

The Connie Guion Building, first hos- 
pital structure in the United States to be 
named after a living woman doctor, houses 
most of the hospital's 89 specialty clinics. 
Its facilities and services mark the realiza- 
tion of Dr. Guion's dream and of her own 
unceasing efforts to improve out-patient med- 
ical care. 

Designed to provide comfortable, func- 
tional areas for the 60,000 patients who make 




Werner Wolff photo 

Dr. Connie Guion and her building 

over 155,000 visits annually to the center's 
main clinics and emergency unit, the new 
building is the first major addition to the 
main hospital since the medical center was 
built in 1932. It is here that much of the 
teaching and training of medical and nurs- 
ing students, interns and resident physicians, 
takes place. 

Campus Chest Aids 

Scholars, Welfare Funds 

A new record high of $9700 was reached 
in this year's Campus Chest drive. 

One full scholarship and two half -scholar- 
ships will be provided for foreign students 
coming to Sweet Briar in the next academic 
year, for a total of $5400. 

The remaining sum, $4300, was divided 
among the following agencies: Amherst Res- 
cue Squad; Amherst Fire Department build- 
ing fund; Amherst County Health and Wel- 
fare Council; Lynchburg Society for Crippled 
Children and Adults; Virginia Council on 
Health and Medical Care; Children's Home 
Society of Virginia; American Cancer So- 
ciety; American Red Cross; American Friends 
Service Committe; American Heart Associa- 
tion; CARE and Medico; Near East Founda- 
tion; United Negro College Fund; World 
University Service. Local chapters of the 
national agencies receive the contributions. 

Allocation of the funds was determined 
by the student-faculty Campus Chest Com- 
mittee on the basis of preferences indicated 
last fall when contributions were solicited. 

Sheila Carroll, York, Pa., served as chair- 
man of the committee, composed of five stu- 
dents and five faculty members. Students 
organized and conducted the campaign, in- 
cluding interpretive publicity, collection of 
funds, record-keeping, and proposals for al- 
location of funds based on impartial reports 
of the operation of the national and inter- 
national organizations. 

The success of the campaign, with almost 
100*7 student participation, is indicative of 
the efforts made by the students, according 
to a faculty member of the committee. Last 
year's campaign raised $6950 and in 1961 
the total was $7500. 



May, 1963 



Page 3 



Foreign Study Plans 

Made by 17 Students 

Eleven Sweet Briar sophomores are among 
the 99 students — 37 men and 62 women 
— from 46 colleges and universities, who 
have been admitted to the 1963-64 Junior 
Year in France, a year's program of study 
administered by Sweet Briar since 1948. 

According to Dr. R. John Matthew, pro- 
fessor of French and director of the program, 
the group includes 12 from Yale, six from 
Mount Holyoke College, four each from Vas- 
sar, Wheaton, and Denison and three each 
from Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Wellesley, 
Amherst, and Randolph-Macon Woman's 
College. 

Sweet Briar's representatives are: Sandra 
Allen and Marieluise Vogt, Washington; 
Virginia Brent, Richmond; Mary Freese, 
Englewood, Colo.; Joanne Galleher, Manas- 
sas; Susan Hobbs, Shaker Heights, O.; Sonja 
Howell, Jacksonville, Fla.; Jean Mcintosh, 
Florence, Ala.; Joan Messenger, Evanston, 
111.; Lane Steele, Huntingdon, Pa.; and 
Eileen Stroud, Wilmington, Del. 

After their arrival in France next Septem- 
ber, the students will live in Tours for six 
weeks, where they will have intensive lang- 
uage drill. Late in October they will move 
to Paris to enroll in the winter term of the 
University. Both in Tours and in Paris, 
they will live with French families. 

Dr. Gordon Silber of the State Univer- 
sity of New York at Buffalo, will be Profes- 
sor-in-charge of the program next year, and 
Miss Joyce Carleton, of Wilson College, will 
continue to serve as assistant, a post she holds 
this year. 

Two to St. Andrews 

Eugenia Dickey of Texarkana, Ark., and 
Katharine Weinrich of Birmingham, Mich., 
have been selected to attend St. Andrews 
University in Scotland next year. Under 
the terms of this program which was begun 
30 years ago, Sweet Briar sends two juniors 
each year to the Scottish university. 

Eugenia plans to major in mathematics. 
She is a graduate of Texarkana Senior High 
School. Her mother, the former Margaret 
Wilson, is a Sweet Briar graduate. Katharine, 
a graduate of Seaholm High School, has 
chosen biology as her major subject. 

Both students were named on the Fresh- 
man Honor List last year and on the Dean's 
List this year. Both are members of the 
Choir, of which Katharine is librarian. 

In addition, Brenda Muhlinghaus, Bre- 
vard, N. C, has been admitted to Wayne 
University's Junior Year in Germany; Sally 
Rasco, Amarillo, Texas, will be in Madrid 
with the New York University junior year 
program; Douglas Noell, Richmond, will go 
to Bedford College, University of London; 
and Sally Chellas, Sarasota, Fla., will be the 
first Sweet Briar student to attend Royal 
Holloway College, near London. 



Board Actions Reported 

(Continued from page 1, col. 1) 

were paid by representatives of the faculty, 
staff, students, alumnae, parents, board, and 
the Virginia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges, of which he was one of the found- 
ers and directors. The Board established the 
Thomas and Marie Boushall Scholarship 
Fund of $20,000, the income from which 
will be awarded as an annual scholarship. 

Mr. Newman, a graduate of Clemson Col- 
lege and the New York University Law 
School, is a trustee of New York Univer- 
sity and has been on the Sweet Briar Board 
of Overseers for three years. He was pres- 
ident of Dun & Bradstreet for eight years 
before becoming board chairman in I960. 

Mr. and Mrs. Newman live in Short Hills, 
N. J., and their two daughters are recent 
graduates of Sweet Briar. A few years ago, 
they purchased Kenmore, the former Strode 
family estate in Amherst, which was the 
home of Mr. Newman's mother. 

Further action taken by the board includes 
the re-election of Wright Bryan, Cleveland, 
and Hugh K. Duffield, Philadelphia, to six- 
year terms on the Board of Overseers. 

Mrs. Robert C. Watts, Jr., of Lynchburg, 
has been elected as an alumna member of the 
Board of Overseers for a six-year term, to 
succeed Mrs. Charles Gambrell of New 
York. 



Return Registrations High 

A review of figures in the Recorder's Office 
shows that on Mar. 22, the day spring vaca- 
tion began, only 51 of the 521 juniors, soph- 
omores, and freshmen then in college had 
not paid the room reservation fee. The total, 
521, does not include 109 resident seniors 
and two foreign students who will not be 
returning. 

In addition there are 29 juniors now 
studying abroad who have paid room reser- 
vation fees for next year, and two students 
who withdrew earlier this year and expect 
to return. Thus there were 501 students, 
including day students, on the rolls before 
spring vacation. 

Of the 51 who did not pay the fee at 
that time, there were eight juniors, 31 sopho- 
mores, and 12 freshmen. The sophomore 
group includes one day student who is with- 
drawing, and at least two girls who will be 
studying abroad next year. Others were still 
waiting to hear about foreign study plans. 

A. C. S. Lists Sweet Briar 

Recognition of Sweet Briar's chemistry 
department has come with notice that the 
college has been added to the 'approved list' 
issued by the American Chemical Society. 

Approval indicates that Sweet Briar has 
the facilities, faculty, and curriculum offer- 
ings necessary for training undergraduates as 
prescribed by the Society. At the end of last 
year 303 institutions, including 19 women's 
colleges, were on the approved list. 




Gene Campbell photo 

Thirteen seniors were initiated into Sweet Briar's Theta of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on Mar. 7, 
when Dr. George Boas, emeritus professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, gave the opening 
address for the Symposium on Religion and the Arts. The new members are (standing): Chenault 
McClure, Louisville; Leonora Wikswo, Amherst; Joan Newhall, Fort Washington, Pa.; Jean Meyer, 
Cedar Grove, N. J.; Nancy Wood, Montclair, N. J. Second row: Sue Walceman Farquhar, Lexington; 
Mary Louise Morton, Washington; Letitia Skinner, Northbrook, III. Front row: Anne Leavell, Charlottes- 
ville; Sallie Yon, St. Albans, Long Island; Lark Sehulze, Greenville, S. C. Karen Gill, Manhasset, N. Y., 
was absent when the picture was taken. Two other members of the Class of 1963, Laurinda King, Greens- 
boro, and Virginia Joachim, Manhasset, N. Y., were elected last year. Five are daughters of alumnae. 



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May, 1963 



Two Seniors Named 

As Wilson Fellows 

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships for a year 
of graduate study at the universities of their 
choice have been granted to two seniors, Lau- 
rinda King, Greensboro, N. C, and Virginia 
Joachim, Manhasset, N. Y. An honorable 
mention went to another, Letitia Skinner, 
Northbrook, 111. 

All are members of Phi Beta Kappa, to 
which Laurinda and Virginia were elected 
as juniors. The former plans to continue 
her graduate studies in history at Johns Hop- 
kins and Virginia, who is majoring in gov- 
ernment, will attend Stanford University. 
Both have been outsanding students and both 
are daughters of alumnae. 

Tish Skinner, who is majoring in drama, 
has won a graduate fellowship in English 
at Northwestern University. 

In this annual recruiting drive for future 
college teachers, which is the principal pur- 
pose of the Wilson Fellowships, 1,475 col- 
lege students won grants and 1,154 others 
received honorable mention. Each grant 
covers tuition and fees for the first year of 
graduate study, plus a stipend of $1500. 

Previous winners of Wilson Fellowships 
include Elizabeth Johnston and Kathleen 
Mather, '59; and Patricia Russell, '60. 

Eight other members of the Class of 1963 
have been admitted to graduate schools. Joan 
Newhall will enter the school of social work 
at Bryn Mawr College; Jean Meyer will be 
a resident fellow, continuing her studies in 
biology, at Northwestern; Lark Schulze and 
Leonora Wikswo will be graduate students 
in English at Brown; May Bowers has been 
admitted to the graduate school of business 
administration at the University of Virginia; 
Ann Smith will continue her studies in 
French at the University of Michigan; Polly 
Wirtzman will attend George Washington 
University Law School; and Nancy Roberts 
will work for a master of arts in teaching at 
the University of Richmond. Ellis Beasley, 



tjn the J^ews 



President Pannell received an honorary 
doctorate, Litt.D., at the March 8 convoca- 
tion honoring the 75th anniversary of Flora 
Stone Mather College of Western Reserve 
University, Cleveland. Sweet Briar's presi- 
dent was one of four to receive this recog- 
nition, and the only one not associated with 
Western Reserve. President Pannell also 
holds honorary doctorates from the Univer- 
sity of Alabama and the University of North 

Carolina. 

* * # 

The AAUW general American fellowship 
endowment of over $60,700 has been named 
in honor of Sweet Briar's President-emeritus, 
Dr. Meta Glass, Charlottesville, Va., former 
national president of the Association. The 
endowment earns a stipend of $3,000 which 
will be awarded this year. 

* * * 

James A. Rawley, professor of history and 
chairman of the Division of Social Studies, 
is the author of an article, Joseph John 
Gurney's Mission to America, 1837-1840, 
published in the March issue of the Missis- 
sippi Valley Historical Review. 

* * * 

Irene Pschorr, a senior art major, won 
second prize for an oil sketch in this year's 
Virginia Intercollegiate Art competition at 
the Twentieth Century Gallery in Williams- 
burg. Several of her paintings, sketches, and 
a sculptured head were in the show. She 
and her work were the subjects of a feature 
story in the Lynchburg News late in April. 



who spent her junior year in Spain, has been 
admitted to the Peace Corps and will go 
to Colombia on a community development 
project. 

Several others are still waiting for accep- 
tance or are undecided as to which graduate 
school they will enter. 




Gene Campbell photo 

Lee Huston, Lexington, Ky., and Susan Glasgow, 
Nashville, took over their duties as chairman of the 
Judicial Board and president of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association early in April. Susan has been 
president of the Class of 1964 this year, and Lee 
has been secretary of the Judicial Board. 

STUDENT HONORS 

FRESHMAN HONOR LIST: Meredith Aldrich, Judith 
Barthold, Susan Brown, Dorothea Campbell, 
Cynthia Coffin, Ann Dreher, Marilyn Gara- 
brant, Georgia Graham, Donna Martin, Judith 
Mundy, Katie Pritchett, Ruth Schmidt, Sally 
Thomas, Eleanor Thomson, Sallie Weitzel, Mary- 
Fleming Willis, Ann Withington. Nine are 
graduates of independent schools and eight are 
graduates of public schools. 

dean's list: second semester: 

Seniors — Ann Carter, McNair Currie, Chris Devol, 
Karen Gill, Mary Groetzinger, Virginia Joachim, 
Laurinda King, Margaret MacKenzie, Mary 
Louise Morton, Jean McRae, Joan Newhall, 
Anne Pinckney, Harriet Reese, Letitia Skinner, 
Anne Smith, Sue Wakeman Farquhar, Sarah 
Whitener, Sallie Yon. 

Juniors — Nancy Ami, Martha Benn, Marianne 
Couch, Mary Duer, Helen Dunn, Mary Fitz- 
Hugh, Reynolds Florance, Susan Glasgow, 
Diane Hatch, Joan Hulley, Mary Evans Johnson, 
Linda Long, Jaquelin Nicholson, Margaret 
Reeder, Joann Soderquist, Elizabeth Youngs 

Sophomores — Sandra Allen, Mary Elizabeth Benoit, 
Eugenia Dickey, Marilyn Lemon, Augusta Mar- 
shall, Marianne Micros, Vicky Thoma, Marie- 
luise Vogt, Katharine Weinrich. 

FRESHMAN SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Chem- 
istry: Mary-Fleming Willis; Mathematics: Kath- 
erine Mockett; Physics: Sally Dunham and Sally 
Thomas. 



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1. PLANS: PAST, PRESENT AND PROPOSED 

by Julia Sadler deColigny, '34 

5. PAINTING IN ENGLAND 1700-1850 
by Nancy St. Clair Talley, '56 

11. DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS RETIRE 

13. SPECIES HEADMISTRESS 

by Nancy Godwin Baldwin, '57 

16. HAS SWEET BRIAR OUTGROWN MAY DAY? 

by Carol LeVarn, '53 

18. SO THEY MAY SEE 

by Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman, '34 

20. COMMENCEMENT: EVER OLD, EVER NEW 

21. THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
24. CLASS NOTES 



Editor 
Assistant Editors 

Art Editor 



Elizabeth Bond Wood, '34 
Carol Cox MacKinnon, '45 
Mary Vaughan Blackwell 
Peter Williams 



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Issued six times yearly: October, November, February, March, May and July 
by Sweet Briar College. Entered as second class matter November 30, 1931, at 
the Post Office at Sweet Briar, Virginia. Member of the American Alumni Council. 



Congratulations! 

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE has 
been notified of its inclusion on 
the "approved list" of the American 
Chemical Society, a distinction which 
is based on fulfillment of a number 
of established requirements for a de- 
partment of chemistry limited to the 
teaching of undergraduates. 

Sweet Briar's application for this 
listing was reviewed by the Society's 
Committee on Professional Training. 
A member of that committee visited 
the college and interviewed members 
of the chemistry department and col- 
lege officials. 

In evaluating the training offered 
in chemistry, the committee considers 
the over-all picture in the light of 
stated objectives of the college and the 
minimum standards set by the So- 
ciety. Approval indicates that a col- 
lege has the facilities, faculty, and 
curriculum offerings necessary to pro- 
vide the training described in the 
minimum standards. 

At the end of last year, 303 institu- 
tions, including 19 women's colleges, 
were on the ACS approval list. All 
are subject to review at intervals. 

Dr. Esther Leffler, associate pro- 
fessor, is chairman of the chemistry 
department at Sweet Briar, and other 
members are: Dr. Dorothy D. 
Thompson, who holds the Rocke- 
feller-Guion Professorship; Dr. H. 
Chester Markle Jr., associate profes- 
sor; and Dr. Barbara A. Blair, assis- 
tant professor. 

Students who have majored in 
chemistry and who have fulfilled the 
minimum requirements for profes- 
sional education adopted by the So- 
ciety are eligible for admission to 
membership in the Society after grad- 
uation and two years experience in 
the field of chemistry. 



PLANS: 



PAST, PRESENT and PROPOSED 

by Julia Sadler de Coligny '34 



WHILE DOING some research lately, I came across 
an entry in the first volume of the Educational 
Journal of Virginia, March 1908, telling about the new 
Sweet Briar Institute, which had doubled its enrollment 
from one session to the next and now stood at 103, with 
students from nineteen states! Among the items of in- 
terest was this: "Miss Benedict was recently informed 
officially by the Directors of the Jamestown Exposition 
that Sweet Briar was awarded a silver medal on its ex- 
hibit, the chief features of which were the large and 
handsome pen and ink drawings of the college build- 
ings by the architects. Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, of 
Boston, and a model in relief of the entire group of 
buildings as it will appear when complete." 

Close on the heels of this glimpse into the past 
came the news that the Sweet Briar Board of Overseers, 
at its meeting in May 1963, had received the projected 
plans for the future layout of the college made by 
Taylor, Leiberfeld and Heldman, Inc. Their task was 
to present a plan that would satisfy the needs of an 
enrollment of 650 and. while they were about it, to make 
recommendations for taking care of a possible future 
expansion to an enrollment of 850. The Board is not 
committed to follow any of the recommendations, any 
more than they have been bound by the plans of Cram, 
Goodhue and Ferguson. Each will be acted upon sep- 
arately in the light of future developments, but to have 
a plan is wise even if only as a point of departure. 

I could hardly wait to see and compare those plans 
of 1903 with these of 1963. I seemed to recall that first 
model on display in the library when I was a student, 
I blush to sav. thirty vears ago. and I had a vague im- 
pression of a pen and ink drawing, looking faintly like 
an unfinished sampler with part of the black cross-stitch 
worked in. As is often the wont of students, it had been 
taken for granted, and much like a family tree, it had 
gone in one eye and out the other. 

WHEN I WENT back to campus. I could find no 
trace of the early model, but the new one is there 
in all its fascinating detail, even to tiny cars in the park- 
ing lots. I found the old print and saw the "cross- 
stitch" impression I had carried through the years. It 
was made by the outlines of the seventeen buildings, 



including eight dormitories, a refectory, a chapel, a li- 
brary, an academic building, a science building, an art 
building, a gymnasium, a commencement hall and an 
industrial building — all placed around a tightly closed 
quadrangle with formal walks and gardens — very neat 
and complete on the drawing board. 

Then I looked at the new plans. The only needs 
still unmet according to the original plans are a chapel, 
a science building, and, if they meant by "industrial" 
a building to house all administrative offices and thus 
free Fletcher for additional classroom space, we do need 
that. The Fine Arts Center I Babcock I has combined 
the functions of the commencement hall and art build- 
ing. The quadrangle has loosened up considerably, 
thank heavens, leaving the long sweep of scenery out 
over the farm to the south intact and the West Dell un- 
marred and free to teach its lesson in serenity, with its 
slope of green grass, the redbud and dogwood trees, and 
the stately boxwood standing guard. 

THE BOARD has voted to place the Chapel so that it 
commands the East Dell, and lo and behold! I looked 
where it was placed by the original designer — exactly 
there! The only other decision the Board made rela- 
tive to the overall plans of the campus was to proceed 
with the perimeter road. I looked closely at the origi- 
nal plans again. There it is! The perimeter is a trifle 
larger, but the idea is the same. It will be wide enough 
to have two-way traffic and there are parking lots inter- 
spersed to take care of roughly 300 cars. Aging alumnae 
may have to use service access to the buildings, but at 
least our daughters and granddaughters will not be run 
down as thev walk to class! 

Although we will readily acknowledge that Sweet 
Briar alumnae are superior and often an exception to any 
rule, it is an accepted fact that alumnae in general are 
hard to please, and the more numerous they become, the 
more difficult the task. Each of us is entitled to her own 
image of her Alma Mater, and it is in proportion to our 
breadth of vision that we countenance change. Our 
vigilance is our privilege and her strength, but we must 
be very sure that the image we guard is dynamic and not 
static. All of us cherisli Sweet Briar for its smallness. 
But smallness is in itself a changing concept. 



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ON CLOSE scrutiny of the future plans pictured here, 
we can see that the heavy black buildings are the 
additions proposed to take care of an enrollment of 850. 
Nobody wants to grow out of hand, but if we were told 
that, to insure a strong future, it would be economically 
and academically advantageous to expand to the full 
capacity of the plant and other facilities and that with 
new teaching techniques, assurance could be given that the 
essential quality of Sweet Briar would not be lost, we 
should be ready to accept the decision of those entrusted 
to represent the best interests of the College. We are al- 
ready at 650, and it has not hurt us. To take care of 
850, the designers have projected only two more dormi- 
tories, an administration building and an addition to the 



library. Dormitories eventually pay for themselves, and 
the other two will be needed anyway. So it looks easy, 
doesn't it? However, this is only in the dream stage, and 
we are merely sharing that dream. 

Fifty-six years have passed since those first plans 
won the silver medal at the Jamestown Exposition. The 
enrollment has changed from 103 to 650, and instead 
of nineteen states, it represents 40 states and 8 for- 
eign countries. I am inclined to think that were we to 
submit these two plans to some further judgment, they 
would earn even more distinction for the way in which 
they have been adapted to current and future needs, 
not only without sacrificing the original vision but hav- 
ing improved upon it. 



July 1963 



Sir Henry Raeburn is the only eighteenth century Scottish painter of stature. Immensely popular, he painted the wealthy, the celebrities, and the 
intellectual leaders of the Edinburgh of his day. "Quintin McAdam" shows his wonderful ability to capture the very essence of childhood. 

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William Hogarth believed painting could be organized to tell a story, just as a play could; it is not surprising that he enjoyed painting 
scenes from the theatre. "The Beggar's Opera, Act III, Scene 2," was painted in 1729, the year after John Gay's popular play opened. 



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